Q and A with Pastor J.
What is contentment? Well, here is what it is not. I don’t think it is apathy. I don’t think it is being melancholy. I don’t think it is a spirit of laziness or adapting an attitude of complacency. It seems to be connected to taking a realistic view of your situation and adjusting to it. Contentment is independent from circumstances. Its power comes from relying on God – no matter what situation you find yourself in.
The Apostle Paul said this , “I am not saying this because I am in need, 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 well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13 Paul tells us that contentment is learned. The situations of life are the school house of learning contentment. Here are a few steps that can help you learn to be content.
1) Stop comparing yourself to others – avoid pride and jealousy.
2) Learn to adapt to change –the key to adapting is to trust God.
3) Learn to draw on Christ’ power – a deep relationship to God gives us power to live
4) Learn to trust God – realize that God is for you and He loves you.
God’s desire is to replace your fear with hope, your worry with contentment and you tears to joy. You need to grow to learn to trust God, for He loves you more than you can possibly imagine.
We would love to meet you! I think you will find something special in our fellowship. Here you can find a place to grow close to God.
First Baptist Church is located at the corner of 4th and Foley. Morning Bible Study begins at 8:45 a.m., with our Morning Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. Our Wednesday Night programs begin at 6 p.m. I would also invite you to visit our website at www.eufaulafbc.org.