One of my new favorite Scriptures…
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. –Philippians 4:11
I am recently beginning to discover that we can truly find and experience contentment, gratitude, and even happiness now, all in spite of our obstacles, trials, and difficulties in life!
I always thought that my goal was to overcome and eliminate my obstacles and trials so that I could be in a position to enjoy contentment and peace but now my eyes are being opened to my true goal and the reality that we can find the contentment and happiness we seek in our lives right now, right here, right in the middle of the hard times! Amid our trials is precisely the time that contentment, happiness, and peace and most needed, for they assist us in overcoming our obstacles, defeating our trials, and passing through our most difficult days!
Friends, I challenge each of you to strive to be content now and to enjoy your happiness right now, no matter what you are facing, no matter what you may be struggling with, no matter what problems confront you! I can promise you that I have found some of the greatest light, peace, and comfort right in the mist of my darkest days and I know that you can too! For if you…
Seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. And he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened
. –Matthew 7:7-8
It is an amazing feeling and you deserve it! So go get your contentment, peace, and happiness, for it is waiting for you to seize it today!
–Brandon D. Byrge