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Being Content No Matter

Updated on September 28, 2009


Philippians 4:11-13

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Being  content in almost anything we do is very hard, or even what we have. We can have little or nothing, or a whole lot, would we still be content?

Paul was content no matter what, he has been going from place to place spreading God's word but even in the midst of persecution, going hungry, no shelter, and more he stays content in the Lord. Are we content? I to have had little or nothing, and have had plenty. I panicked the first time, was worried the second, but then I start realizing that no matter what we have in life, nothing can compare to having Jesus, He says all things shall pass, I try to remember that, even trials shall pass away they won't last forever.

Keep looking at what you do have, praise God for it and go about each day praying and praising.

Written by Betty Bolden

Jesus Is My Joy Ministries




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      Betty Bolden 6 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      thank you all

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      Betty Bolden 8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      thank you all

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      JesusmyJoy, Thank you for this message of Hope! I hope and pray all is well with you. May the Lord continue to keep you and give you His Strength and Peace! Yes as you say;"Keep looking at what you do have, praise God for it and go about each day praying and praising." Thank you sis for your continued words of encouragement. Thank you for sharing, In his Love & Blessings

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      skye2day 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Thank You for sharing Jesusmyjoy. You are an inspiration and blessing to many. I needed to hear your message of hope today. I am practicing to be content in all things today.

      I know I make it harder on myself then it should be.

      I wrote a new hub 'holy spirit' check it out.

      Love Ya I will be back.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub. We should be contented in whatever situation we are in whether having plenty or nothing. We should find our treasure in Jesus alone knowing the material things of this world are only temporal. Jesus is one great treasure that we can never lost. This is one lesson I have learned after we encountered the strong typhoon "Ketsana". Praise God for His great mercy.

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      Betty Bolden 8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      thank you all so much

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      russ hall 8 years ago

      good word , sis....God bless you

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      Char 8 years ago

      Thank you Betty for the insight and I thank God for the gift of talent he has given you as you have been a blessing to so many. Love Char

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      Tamara Barbery 8 years ago

      Thank you for sharing GOD's word with us. It has been a real pleasure being email buddies. I pray for you often. Keep being obedient to the LORD & HE will see you prosper.

      Love you,


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      "Quill" 8 years ago

      Going without teaches several lessons all at the same time but the best lessons are humility and thankfulness.

      Great hub Betty and a much needed reminder for us all.


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      Gaynell DeLappe 8 years ago

      Thank you Betty, I really need this right now.

      In Jesus,


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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks for sharing the great truth.

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      Betty Bolden 8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      thank you all love you lots

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      Gini Brown 8 years ago

      Thank you for the post. This also reminds me of a passage in Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have............Because God said, "Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you.

      Then there is a human passage, "it's not having what you want, It's wanting what you have."

      Remembering to turn to God first is the hardest, but he has the answers and will fill our needs.

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      Linda  8 years ago

      thank you for all you share with me been busy trying to get ready for my foot surgery on Thursday love you hugs Linda