I’ve been feeling the tug to blog about this for quite some time, but it didn’t seem like a popular topic in today’s society. It wasn’t until this week in bible study, a lady did a devotional on contentment that I couldn’t ignore the tug anymore. Hear me when I say, I’m ALL for the doing more movement. I absolutely think through the power of Christ and determination, we can move mountains! However, in the blog I’m simply suggesting that sometimes in our push for more, we become dissatisfied in what we are doing. In Philippians Paul is writing to the people of Philippi around 10 years after his first visit there. He is thanking them for being concerned about him, and saying that he knew they would’ve provided him in times of need if they could’ve. Then in verses 11-14 Paul writes “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Paul knew life both in feast and famine. The secret to both, he says, is contentment in Jesus. Maybe nothing big is happening in your world right now. Maybe you feel like everyone is doing something with more impact than you. Maybe you’re doing all you can but feel pressure that it’s not enough. Seek contentment. Seek God’s will for your life. Ask Him if it’s time for big moves or to be still. Where you are is no accident. The mountains you’re moving are impacting someone. If you feel the call to something bigger, answer it! But if your plate is full there’s no shame in that. Being careful not to cross into complacency, Live in contentment!
If you feel like you’re not leaving a mark because you hardly ever see adults … just remember that sometimes changing diapers is still changing the world.