And I am not saying this because I feel neglected, for I have learned to be satisfied with what I have. I know what it is to be in need and what it is to have more than enough. I have learned this secret, so that anywhere, at any time, I am content, whether I am full or hungry, whether I have too much or too little. I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me. Philippians 4:11-13
Today I am grateful for…
Learning to be content where I am. It has been a hard lesson for me because I have so many as yet unrealized ambitions and dreams that have I have been praying for and believing God for. But I have not seen them manifested and no matter how hard I tried, I could not understand why my prayers went unanswered.
Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”
My heart was sick with sadness and longing. The notion that perhaps the Lord was not going to answer my prayers because they were not in line with His Will for my life sent me into a long bout of depression. I could not see a different outcome because I don’t have a plan B. I simply believed that since my prayers were in line with His Word, they were in line with His Will.
Actually, I still do, but the Holy Spirit has taught me this:
Where I am is where I am supposed to be and I will trust God to use me however He chooses, wherever He chooses and whenever He chooses. If that means my prayers are never answered, then so be it because wherever I am He is with me and I’m okay.
Have you thanked God today?