As I go through the month of November I’ve made it my purpose to take the time stop and think about the things that I’m thankful for. Today my thoughts led me to this; I am truly thankful for contentment. What does that mean? What is contentment? Is it the lack of material things? I think not. The Greek translation of the word content means to be possessed of unfailing strength, to be strong, to suffice, to be enough, to be satisfied, to be contented. When we know who we are in Christ and the strength that lies within us through Him then that’s enough. I want to insert this short excerpt that I read in my own devotion this morning.
We each have the choice in any setting to step back and let go of the mind-set of scarcity. Once we let go of scarcity, we discover the surprising truth of sufficiency. By sufficiency, I don’t mean a quantity of anything. Sufficiency isn’t two steps up from poverty or one step short of abundance. It isn’t a measure of barely enough or more than enough. Sufficiency isn’t an amount at all. It is an experience, a context we generate, a declaration, a knowing that there is enough, and that we are enough. –by Lynne Twist
Paul stated in the book of Philippians that; “I have learned in whatever state (whatever situation I find myself in) to be content.
How about you; are you content knowing who you are in Him and knowing that even when you are weak He is strong? Are you content knowing that there will always be more than enough because of His word and work in you; knowing that all things work together for the good of those who love Him and who are called according to His purpose?
Say this… “I am thankful for my contentment today, not that I have an over abundance of possessions but I do have an abundance of peace.”