For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 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 fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength! Philippians 4:11-13
We often hear the last portion of this scripture (I can do everything through him!) without taking into account the first few verses leading to it. These verses are huge and important to the text as a whole!
Are we content? Are we content in the place we are right now? Whether successful or struggling? I am not referring to contentment in a complacent state of mind with your business, but rather contentment in Christ every day! My own personal journey was one where at times I wasn’t sure if I would be fed, but in that place of lack that is where I found contentment. The plenty never did it for me, but the lack taught me lessons only it could teach! If you’re not in plenty today, don’t fret! Knowing Jesus is all you need and He will give you the strength to truly do all things through him!
First we need to be content in him alone and then we will find contentment in the rest… family, business, and life all together!