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Korede John Aderounmu

Text: Philippians 4:11 “For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

The Apostle Paul was a very learned man, who learned to be content. Contentment means the way of being satisfied with your life.

Contentment is one of the flowers of heaven, and if we would have it, it must be cultivated.

It will not grow in us by nature, so we must be careful and watchful that we maintain and cultivate the grace, which God has sown in it.

Lack of contentment causes men to look horizontally at what others have, so they are never satisfied. Contentment invites men to look vertically unto God.

Contentment is the secret of inward peace. We brought nothing into the world and we can take nothing out of it.

Life is a pilgrimage from one moment of nakedness to another.

Contentment isn’t denying one’s feelings about wanting and desiring what they can’t have, but instead it exhibits a freedom from being controlled by those feelings.

Contentment isn’t pretending things are right when they are not, but instead it displays the peace that comes from knowing that God is bigger than any problems and that He works them all out for our good.

Contentment promotes joy in spite of circumstances. It is not based on external circumstances, but rather on an internal source. Contentment is of the heart.

Discontentment has the potential to destroy our peace, rob us of joy and make us miserable. We dishonour God if we proclaim a Saviour when satisfied and then live in discontent.

Phil 5:19 says, “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

We need to surrender our timetable and future to Him. 

Discontentment is due to a wrong focus. If we focus on things and others we will be discontent. But, if we focus on God, living each day in the light of His glory, the things of this earth will pale in comparison.

Brethren, I beseech you, let’s have contentment in any situation we found ourselves, let’s believe in God, so that the devil will not have access into our lives.

I pray that the Holy Spirit will bless us with the seed of contentment. Amen!

Pastor Korede Aderounmu
08034227872
Christ Liberty World Evangelical Ministry.
56, Falohun Street, Orile Iganmu, Lagos.


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