This week’s Five-Minute-Friday writing prompt is secret. What would you say if I told you I have a secret – for YOU?! One that makes life joyful – hopeful – filled with satisfaction? My timer is set for five minutes. So, here we go . . .
In Philippians 4:12, Apostle Paul references his knowledge of the secret.
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.
Content in any and every situation. How do you do that? While the concept is often discussed, the goal of contentment is not often reached. Yet, it is attainable. So, again, I ask. How?
At this moment, I am facing two big changes. One is a possible job change. The other is selling and purchasing a new home. Change can be scary. Yet I am at peace with not knowing which way things will go.
What changes are you facing? What lies on the horizon that could rock your world? Are there circumstances in your life you didn’t want? Didn’t expect?
It’s okay. We’re human, and humans do not like change. We prefer things familiar. We like what we can trust.
Hmmmm. Trust. That’s the million-dollar word right there. Do you trust?
When facing any and every situation, we must fully trust in God. Not in ourselves. Not in our spouse, our friends, our jobs, or anything else. In God – fully!
I have peace and contentment because I trust God is for me. I know He loves me deeply, personally, tenderly. I understand that sometimes He allows difficult things to come into my life (or outcomes I didn’t want), but I trust that He will take that situation and use it for good – His good. So, there is no need to be fearful or discontent. I rest in His love for me.
Oh, dear friend. If you are feeling discontent or fearful today, this is my prayer for you.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~Romans 15:13