Phi 4:11 (Amplified Bible – AMP)
11 Not that I speak from [any personal] need, for I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances.
I woke this morning, not to a song but to the words “be content.” I thought, am content? I thought about the upcoming shoulder surgery that I’m going to have to have. The sling I’m going to have to wear for 6 weeks, the awkwardness of not having use of my right arm for a minimum of six weeks. My ability to drive, my ability to do estimates and my ability to go to my jobs and walk them and check on them. Everything that I have taken for granted is going to change.
I thought about how my wife is going to take care of me and help me. Will I choose to be a good patient. That is the plan that is what I’m preparing my heart for, to be content
So how content will I choose to be knowing what is coming? It’s easy to be content when your marriage is good when there’s money in the bank, their jobs in the pipeline, your family is healthy your family is in a good place. Life is good.
Psalm 23:1 says the Lord is my shepherd I shall not be in want.
It’s hard to be content when you are living in lack. When you feel that you don’t have everything in Jesus. When something happens in your life and you run somewhere else instead of running to Jesus, you have lack. That is a huge deal, living in lack many times will cause different temptations in your life. What does it say in James?
James 1:14 (ESV Strong’s)
14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
Think for a moment, if you are content with who you are in Jesus. I firmly believe there will be no lack in your life unless you begin to believe one of the enemies lies that are floating around out there.
Guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.
That is the plan going into surgery, to guard my heart, to be content and to be the best patient ever. I am looking forward to the Revelation that will come.