Be Content

The world is being destroyed through lust. Lust is the cause of sin. Lust is never satisfied because the more you give it the more at wants and it drives you until it consumes you. Many people have unrealistic expectations. They are entitled. They believe that they deserve certain things. We cannot always win. We cannot always be happy. We cannot always have everything that we want.

There are certain things that we cannot change, and if you try to change those things you will be destroyed. You cannot change the color of your skin, you cannot change your gender. You are either born a man or a woman. If you tamper with those things and if you try and change it you destroy yourself.

People do not want to believe the truth. They believe lies, they believe that they are entitled, that they can have everything that they want, that they can change themselves to be what they think that they want to be. When people cannot have their desires they become depressed and anxious. They fight, they steal, they sin.

This is nothing new. The Apostle James wrote about it in James 4:1 He said:”What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you. Is it not the source of your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and you do not receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the scripture speaks to no purpose:”He jealously desires the Spirit which God has made did well in us”? But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says:”God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.” We need to learn to be content with what we have, that which God has given us. Some things we cannot change and we must accept those things. We must be content.

The writer of Hebrews wrote in Hebrews13:5 “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said:”I will never desert you nor will I ever forsake you.” We need to learn to be content. Our contentment must be in Jesus, in our trust in Him. Jesus said that we must not seek for the things of the world because He knows what we need and if we go after Him, if we seek to please in Him, He will supply in all our needs; He will give us whatever we require. Jesus said: “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the other things will be added unto you.” We need to learn to be content. If we are driven by lust and unrealistic expectations we will be destroyed; we will be consumed by our own desires. We need to put our trust in Jesus and be content with whatever He gives to us, because He loves us He cares for us, and he will give us whatever we need. He will give us the very best, if we just seek to please Him.

May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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