Genuine Contentment

Good morning guys! I was blessed by this devotional today and I hope that you are as well!

True contentment is determined by our attitude and responses rather than by our circumstances. And because the apostle Paul had learned this secret, he was able to experience joy and peace in any kind of situation.

The apostle understood what it meant to live in Christ and to have Christ living in him (John 15:1-9) He knew that the treasure he possessed within could never be stolen. And that gave Paul confidence in his identity as a child of God, with full access to the abundant life that Jesus offers.

Today, when something threatens to steal your joy, choose to lean on God. When you find yourself becoming anxious stop and say, “Lord, You are my source. Provide me with the capacity to be kind, the forgiveness I need to extend, and the love I need to express.”

God will quiet your spirit and provide confidence when you draw from Him as your source. You’ll be surprised at your own attitude: When you respond from within—rather than from the flesh—Jesus will lead you to genuine contentment.

Have a blessed weekend!