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. Philippians 4:12
If I only looked like them.. If I only had more money..If I only had their connections.. We can cause a lot of unnecessary stress and sadness in our life when we constantly compare ourselves to others. We need to learn to have the attitude Paul did in this scripture “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation”
You need to realize God has supplied you and blessed you with everything you need in your life. When we are ungrateful for what we have or giving, we are being ungrateful to God. We need to realize that you are a “ masterpiece” to God.
(Ephesians 2:10) “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
We need to learn to trust in God to supply all our needs. He knows better for what we really need or don’t need. Think back to the story of Abraham, God promised him a son. But him and his wife lost there patience and he had a child with her servant. Because he didn’t follows Gods plan he created a lot of extra heartache for him and his whole family. Eventually God fulfilled his promise and delivered Isaac. We need be more patient and content with God plan and what he provides for us.
(Proverbs 3:5) “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”
With Social Media today it’s easier today to become discouraged, many people exaggerate or brag about their lives to build themselves up. But realize most people do this to compensate for their own emptiness. Be grateful for what God has giving you, if you can’t appreciate what you have now, why would God bless you with more?
(1 Thessalonians 5:18) ” give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Remember what Jesus taught us if something is causing us to sin to cut if off. Meaning if going on Social Media, ect is causing you distress or making your self esteem suffer, cut it off.
(Mark 9:47)” And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,”
Don’t let the outside world ruin your appreciation for what God has blessed you with. In Jesus Name Amen