Philippians 4:11 (NKJV)

Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content…

To be content… this is something almost every one of us needs to learn, to one degree or another. No matter what our situation is, we all seem to long for something else… something more, something bigger or something better.

It is not wrong to want to improve our situation, to make a little more money or to have some nice things. It is wrong, though, to constantly be dissatisfied.

We all need to learn to be content with what we have and where God has brought us. Sometimes this might mean doing without some things that we’d like to have. Other times it might mean giving up some things that we already have! Our own experience has taught us over the years that until we learn to be content with what God has already blessed us with (even when it seems like it’s only a little), He is very unlikely to bless us with anything more. So let’s count our blessings and be content and learn to appreciate what we have, before we ask for something more.

“Count your many blessings, name them one by one; and it will surprise what the Lord has done.”

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