Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I Have a Problem with Being Content

I believe that God speaks to us in three's. This can mean three people who haven't talked to each other, other three ways, one person, the Bible, a sermon... you get the picture.

I had 4 people talking to me last night. I woke up this morning and during my prayer time I realized what my biggest problem is. I am not content.

Paul wrote to the Philippian church in Philippians 4:11 & 12, "11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.12 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, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."

Here is the thing about Paul. He was stoned, beaten, put in jail and chained to soldiers just for telling people about Jesus.

I live in America. Home of the free and the brave, right? Well, things aren't like they used to be... but still. I can freely write this blog about God and no one can stop me. 

I have plenty, but yet I want more. This needs to stop.

God needs to be enough for me. We sing a song at church that says, "Christ is enough for me. Everything I need is in You. Everything I need."

I believe that with my whole heart, and yet, what do I do... take matters into my own hands and try to make things happen.

I'm done. 

Like a friend of mine said last night, this is the season for miracles. So I'm praying for one... for me to be content!

Can I say this to you... if you don't have Godly friends who speak into your life, get some! I don't have siblings, so usually my friends become like siblings. I am so thankful for the people God has in my life. They speak to me in love, tell me what I don't want to hear, but NEED to hear, and walk through life with me. We all need that.



  1. I have discovered the answer after years of being exactly there. Truly understanding how much God loves you and the depths of his grace is exactly the "more" your life craves to understand. You're heading in the right direction!

  2. I struggle with surrender and dependency. I want to do it myself. Never works.