Being Content Doesn’t Mean Giving Up


Dreams – Goals – Vision! Many times we think that if we accept where we are, that we are giving up on our dreams or our goals. NO!  I don’t believe that is true.  God has planted greatness and dreams in your heart.  He always has more for us than we can believe or imagine.


Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us.  Ephesians 3:19-21

We serve a great God who has a plan for all of us, as a people, as His church, as individuals.  What I think sometimes happens is that we lose our vision or our vision becomes too narrow.  You know the saying, You can’t see the forest for the trees… ?  It’s something like that.


We look at where we are and begin to think that is all God has for us, maybe we begin to complain, or maybe bitterness starts to slip in.  We become discontent. We don’t see the blessings around us or see the miracles that happen everyday.  God calls us to be content and appreciative of where we are today, so He can open up His storehouse of blessing.


It’s kind of like your car.  Maybe you have an older model car  but you want a new Cadillac.  How are you keeping the car you have now?  Is it clean and nice, or junky and dirty?  Are you thankful for transportation? How you treat and keep your existing car is exactly how you will take are of your Cadillac or Mercedes.  You  may think this is a silly illustration, but trust me, in most cases it is true.  This carries over into the other areas of our lives as well.


Be Content for what you have now, trust God for the blessings to come.  That is Freedom.

Philippians 4:11-12
…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.


‘Til next time –



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