Sunday we kicked off a new message series diving into something that is both very practical and very elusive: contentment. It’s practical in that it deals with our everyday lives and how we live; it’s elusive in that even though we are all desiring it, it’s very difficult to actually obtain. Sunday we took a solid look at what God actually says about contentment, landing on the idea that contentment is not circumstantial but rather is ultimately found in a deeper connection with God.
After worship, I got a flood of replies to what we touched on, and one was rather surprising. One person shared these words with boldness and raw honesty: “I am not content”.
At first, I didn’t quite know what to say. But after a moment, I celebrated this person for their honestly. I then shared that the first step towards finding contentment is realizing that you don’t yet have it! Said a different way, once we admit that we don’t have it, and we ask God to help us find it, He begins His work in us and among us!
So perhaps this is you right now. You echo the statement, “I am not content”. If you are there, or, when you get there next, take a cue from this wonderful sibling in Christ from the Lord of Glory lobby and admit it, name it, and bring your desires to God.
“And the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:9).
Have a blessed day!