Contentment In Every State

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4_13 NKJV)

Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: (Philippians 4:11 NKJV)

I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. (Philippians 4:12 NKJV)

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 NKJV)

Have we learnt the secret of being content in every state? Jesus did and Paul did. They were the most content, resilient, joyful individuals recorded in history. God anointed Jesus with the oil of joy. They had that rare gift of peace and contentment even in the midst of the harshest trials and persecution.

There is a journey for every Christian and within that journey are valleys and lows. There must be some dry periods before we eventually get to the mountain top and are crowned with glory and favor. If we do not defeat the pleasures and cravings of the flesh and the world, we will not overcome. In that battle, there will be trials that will test our tenacity and patient endurance. When faced with these, we must remain calm and content instead of being bitter and angry,

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (Philippians 4:6 NKJV)

Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and long-suffering with joy; (Colossians 1:11 NKJV)

Christ is the one who strengthens us to be content in every state and circumstance. Without Him we can do nothing.

All we need to do is rely and depend on Christ and keep our focus on Him instead of on the flesh and the world. We also need to keep praying with peace, diligence, patience and perseverance. If we are content even as we run our race and fight to get to the mountain top, then we are truly soldiers and imitators of Christ.


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Ten Ways To Be Happy


  1. Rejoice in the Lord always
  2. Acknowledge things that you can not change and pray
  3. Be happy for with those who are happy
  4. Stop counting your losses, magnify the Lord for the positives in your life
  5. Practice positive thoughts about yourself and God. It never pays to condemn yourself or condemn God.
  6. Do not bury yourself in negative entertainment and news
  7. Rejoice because your name is written in heaven
  8. Be active and busy
  9. Have a strong support system
  10. Be ambitious, enthusiastic and look forward to a better future

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I Will Count My Blessings

I’m counting my blessings

Not my sorrows

I refuse to meditate

On negative things

I will rejoice

And be glad in Him

I will beautify

My mind

With the word of God

He said I’m blessed

He said I’m healed

He said I am beautiful

I am who He says I am

I reject negative thoughts

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Rejoicing Is A Commandment 

Rejoicing is not an option. It is a commandment. Sadness breaks the spirit, joy strengthens the spirit. Man was not created for sorrow. We must always rejoice, regardless of our circumstances. Our circumstance should not determine our mood. In time of trials, we must see rejoicing as a commandment and never loose our joy.

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