Contentment. Content. Last year, I didn’t even know what that sounded like, what that looked like; I wanted to be something different, have something more, move on, get married, have kids. I know there are different phases, different seasons, and times when we battle to be content where we are.
This testimony from Paul was something I did not get.
Philippians 4:11, ‘Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.’
This morning I was walking our dogs, and I realized. ‘I’m content.’ I don’t need or want anything else. Life doesn’t have to change for me to be happy. This deep feeling of ‘I am right where I need to be’ stole over me, and I can genuinely say, by God’s grace, that this has happened more than ever the last 6-7 months since July of last year.
There was a time when I wrestled with this, but God was working in me even then when this song came on.