How to be content

“Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them.” – 1 Corinthians 7:17

Are you happy with your circumstances in life? Are you trying to change where you are? Ecclesiastes 3 tells us that life is like a series of seasons, there is a time for everything and everything will eventually pass.

Life has its stages and yet so many of us are trying to rush through it because we don’t like where we are, or are hoping for something better. This is especially relevant for those who are single. If I were to say to you that in this moment in life you are called to be single, would you be happy with that news or would it upset you? Would you do whatever you can to rush through this moment of singleness or would you live a contented life knowing this is where you are meant to be?

Paul encourages us in Corinthians 7 to be willing to live our lives for the Lord regardless of our circumstances. “Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them.” – 1 Corinthians 7:17

Our desire in life should not be to change our present circumstance but to glorify the Lord in whatever situation we are in. This does not mean that it is wrong for us to want our lives to change but this desire should be secondary to worshiping the Lord. We know that if we are faithful to the Lord that he will be faithful to us and give us what we need.

Tim