Today I am thankful because I am finally able to appreciate the truth behind this verse from 1 Timothy 6:
Simply put, God is enough. Now that I have finally reconciled this truth with the ups and downs of life, I find that my thinking has changed in a big way. The pressure is off of me to figure things out, and instead I can rest in the knowledge that God is sufficient for me.
This does not mean that I have abandoned all of my dreams, hopes, and goals for my life – quite the contrary. Instead, it means that I no longer look to these things to define who I am as a person, and to imbue my life with meaning and purpose.
I can honestly say that I am able to look back on the hard times I’ve experienced these past few months and thank God for them. Had I not gone through such difficulty, I would still be wrestling with worry, fear, and hopelessness. I am not afraid anymore, and by God’s grace, I’m experiencing a level of contentment that I have not previously known.
Note that this contentment functions independently of my circumstances. Ever since I made this shift – from perpetual worry to surrender and peace – God has dramatically changed my circumstances over the course of the past week!
It’s too early for me to share what God has been doing – mostly because I sense that some things are still in process, and that more time is needed in order for the purposes and plans of God to become clear to me. And I’m okay with that. I’ve learned to slow down in a big way and simply wait on God’s timing.
From the outside looking in, my circumstances have not changed significantly; however, from the inside out, the transformation has been life-changing. I’m exceedingly grateful for this change.
Here is my prayer for today: Dear Lord, thank You for being everything that I need. Remind me of the danger of looking to anyone or anything else first to satisfy the hopes and desires of my heart and soul. When I keep my eyes trained on You, then contentment is inevitable – even when the storms of life are raging.
I am so grateful that You are enough! In Jesus’s name, Amen.