Over the years I have had many different forms of expectations. They have always been in people, places or things. No matter where I went, what I did or who I was with, I formed an intended outcome about the situations or circumstances which I thought would be the best. When they didn’t work out like I had planned or hoped they would, I was always disappointed. I didn’t realize it, but I was continually setting myself up for eventual failure. Even when things turned out to be temporarily successful, the best I could accomplish was never good enough. Then the day came when I found my contentment in the Lord. What a glorious day that was. I no longer had to find pleasure in other people, places or things. I can enjoy fellowship with Him continually and in the process of doing that I am able to also enjoy everyone I am with, everywhere I go and in everything I am doing. I pray that God will help me stay focused on abiding in Christ and keep expectations in Him.
“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.”
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’”