It is easy to be discontent with where we are as humans. We always want more and what we have or obtain is not enough. We are called to be thankful for the blessings of God while always pushing forward. The world claims a similar tactic and approach as they say to be happy with what you have, but always strive for more. The difference lies within the heart of an individual for when we strive for God and what He has in store for us compared to the way of the world as it says, “Strive so you can obtain more things.”

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

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When we are content with what God has blessed us with and with where He has put us at the moment, we then show gratitude for all He does for us. We also show faith by believing that the Lord will guide us to new adventures and bless us in His perfect timing. We can not try and force doors to open for at that moment we rely on self and not on the guidance of God.

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8).

No matter where you are at today or what things you possess, remember that the Lord is with you and guiding you. He will bring you to where you need to be and bless you according to His perfect timing. All we need to do is continue in faith while being content and thankful for what He has already blessed us with. Strive for more of God while be thankful and content with all things.

-Michael Thacker

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