How Comfortable Are You?

Philippians 4:11
Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.

Okay, today let’s wrap this little lesson into a final pull towards being comfortable in all circumstances.  I know there are many times when we just do not understand what God is up to.  We are bewildered by what is going in front of us because we do not understand where He is taking us.  Sometimes we have to endure hardship so to speak yet in reality we are being provided for, it’s just part of the storm.  It is in those moments when we need to look for what God has for us to learn.

Learning to be comfortable in all situations is not an easy task.  Sometimes we just want to give up when in all actually we should be throwing our hands up in surrender so that God can begin to take control of the situation for us.  As my days grew dimmer in my marriage I was ready to give up and just cease my existence.  I wanted to quit so many times but I knew I had kids who depended on me for their own existence.  God was teaching me though in those moments to trust Him and to lean on Him for understanding instead of trying to figure everything out on my own.

Take the trailer for instance, once I began to show God that I was thankful for what He had provided for me, He places this prospect of a new home in front of me.  As I settled into my job under new ownership, I began to work as if unto the Lord and I was promoted quickly.  As I honored God and began writing full time, I was graced with the ability to write two books and given an editor at  a great price.  God has shown me favor in all the areas of my life where I have just rested in Him and surrender my own will power.

You too can be comfortable in any circumstance God has you in once you begin to trust Him 100%.  He is your Father.  He is your provider.  He is your everything, your reason for living, the reason you arise in the morning and like I said you EVERYTHING.  How long He has waited to have you surrender to His will. As the days go by I get more and more comfortable with where I am.  It all comes from totally surrendering to God.  Are you ready to be totally sold out to God?  I you ready to live out: “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT

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5 thoughts on “How Comfortable Are You?”

  1. Hi, Brenda. It’s been a while since I have been here. Unfortunately, for reasons I cannot explain, I am not at that 100% Trust mark with God. I don’t understand why I have a reason to not trust him. I don’t think I know him as much as one should. I have been through so many things that I cannot understand, one in particular, being laid off from THE most awesome job only after ONE year in 2009. I’m still scratching my head about that.

    I truly envy those who have such a close bond with him. Everyday One of my classmates is always posting sweet comments about how much they Love God and I’m sitting there wondering…..how? I speak to him a lot, but I feel nothing. There were many times where I even forget I’m talking to him becuase it just seems like my breathe is hitting air. I have not read the bible (barely know 10 versus) but how in the world do I read such a difficult book like that? Televangelists are my only hope.

    Carol from the Christian club told me that God told her my problem was that I am not surrendering my life to him. I thought I did once before, actually many times. So, how do I truly know when I’m ready? Being a child of God in THIS world is really tough. Becuase when the world makes you mad, which it does a good job of doing, I start to wonder…..God, why in the world am I here in a world like this? What’s the point.

    It’s frustrating. I’m 25 years old and I should have established a close relationship with Him. Ugh!!!!!!!!!!! I envy you but congratulate you, Brenda!

  2. Darian: I still need to send you that book! I have been so busy with my new position at work and Victoria graduating!! Coming to know God is Difficult to do sometimes. I did not always trust Him either and now that I have learned how much He can do in my life, I am completely surrender to Him. It takes time. It takes learning He will take care of you. And yes it does take surrendering! I am praying for you!

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