I have learned the secret…

“Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to get along happily whether I have much or little.  I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of contentment in every situation, whether it be a full stomach or hunger, plenty or want; for I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power. “  Philippians 4:11-13

I can squawk, whine, moan and grumble about:

  • How life could be better
  • What details should come together
  • Where I should be in life
  • Who I should be
  • How others should treat me
  • How something should work
  • Who should respect me……

well, you get the point, right?


Or I have the option to be content, no matter what comes my way.

I can be content with WHAT IS and TRUST that God has a REASON for things to BE the way they are, WHEN they are and for HOW LONG they are.

I can trust that God’s master plan is by far superior to any I could dream up, plan up or manipulate into being.

I will be humbled.  I will be patient.  I will trust in His sovereign timing.  I will not be anxious.

I will pray for God’s purpose in my life.  I pray that God will continue to use my gifts to bring glory to His name.

I WILL be content in the waiting, in the unknown, in the un-promised.


I have been promised little in this life but this I know:  I am the willing recipient of my Heavenly Father’s unconditional love.  I have not been promised financial success, a successful career, respect from my peers, for things to go my way… or even happiness.

But I have the option to be content in all that is bestowed upon me, for my days on earth… and I rest in the promise that He’s got it under control.

Lord, I pray… in your time and in your way.

That’s the secret I will embrace…..

“Embrace uncertainty.  Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.”  Bob Goff


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