These days as our eyes are often glued on our screens, our eyes will never have enough of seeing. And the tendency to compare is also heightened and the tendency to have more and more seems insatiable and which brings me to this verse:
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
-1 Timothy 6
Also, we try to do our best because we want to advance in our own endeavors because with promotion comes a raise and this makes life also seems like a race. Oftentimes a rat race. But it somehow dawned on me that there are so many things beyond our control and even tomorrow is not promised. So I remind myself to just be fully present at the moment and to be content with what I have and do my best wherever the Lord put me and do everything for His honor and glory. In His word, we have been reminded that the Lord is our shield and our very great reward. And he surrounds us with favor as with a shield. Isn’t that amazing? I am truly grateful how the Lord has been providing for my needs during this challenging times and even share some to others. Godliness with contentment is great gain, because with it comes joy and peace.
My goal really this year is to keep my perspective right with my eyes set on his purpose. I now have more peace that even when I may not be able to do all things on my goals and checklist, God is cheering on my progress, teaching me to surrender my plans to Him for many are the plans in a man’s heart but His purpose prevails. Man plans his course but the Lord determines his steps. And with that I am reminded to keep in step with the spirit. His love conquers all whatever comes our way, his presence will go with us and he will fight for us, for every battle is not ours but God’s.
How about you? I hope you will find peace and comfort in the Lord’s abounding love and mercy especially in these uncertain times. May the Lord open the eyes of your heart so you can see the beauty of His love which is more than enough.
Musings of Ming of InkSights n Letters