Updated: Nov 4, 2022
We live in a world which has a lot of things to admire, which leads many to have a desire to have a lot of things which they can't even afford. It is a world where people want to own nice houses, cars, travel to many countries and many things related to this. It's not bad to have a desire for all nice things, but am here to tell you that, that kind of life you admire its just your mind sees that as life, but when you reach there you will find that there is nothing. This is the reason many live a life which they can not afford just to impress others or for their self-ambition. I want you to know that there is no other life given to you as a human being other than the one you have. The Bible says in 1Timothy 6:6-9
6. But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7. We brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction
Here we are taught to be content because in this world we came with nothing and we wont leave with anything. Many people are struggling in their life because they are busy comparing themselves with others, thinking that when they reach the point which their neighbours are, they will find happiness. Just for your information, the richest people are the lonely people you may never believe. What you need is to be thankful for what you have to God who is the provider, and he will continue blessing you according to the capacity you have to handle things he is entrusting you with. The reason why many people do not take new steps in all areas is that they see that God allowing hardship, trials, and poverty as if he is punishing them, but you need to understand that every moment that God puts you in, it does not come by accident but there is something to learn in it. It's written in proverbs 3:1 that
For everything, there is a season And a time for every purpose under heaven.
The Bible speaks about the season of everything, which means nothing is permanent in your life, what you need is to learn to understand what does the season you are in carries, and not trying to seek your own solutions to come out from the season. Even if you don’t like winter, it's impossible to change the season, but you will do whatever it takes in order to sustain the season. It is the same as what you are passing through, you need God to sustain you in the season as long as you have understood his will in the particular season. There is also a special time for God's purpose to be fulfilled in your life, so you don’t need to rush and try to skip the process.
You can't ignore or change the season, just find a required way to sustain you in it
What you need to know is that being thankful to the Lord for who and what you have is the major way that can help you to live a long life without finding yourself in trouble. We hear people finding themselves in debts which were not necessary, They are suffering from blood pressure and depression, making decisions which will destroy their lives just because are not satisfied with what they have. We see the above verse(1Tim 6:8) saying But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. This is a basic need of any human being on earth, but you will find that some of you have already more than food and clothes but still you are not thankful to God. Think about someone who cant afford a meal per day, think about those who sleep on the street, some are more thankful to God than even you who have a nice house and still you want more. Am not here to advocate poverty, but what I am trying to help you is to settle your mind and do the right decision in your life, and not try to grab everything for yourself and find yourself you have archived nothing. Allow God to be the one lifting you from one glory to another, believe me, the life which you think is life doesn’t exist because the time you reach there you find that it is not there.
That's why even the millionaires still fight to acquire more because they have not yet reached the life they thought it is. That is why the Holy Spirit reminds us through this post that there is no other life than what you have . If you are suffering economically, you are not the first one. There was a man called Gideon who came from a poor family but God used him to deliver Israelites from the hand of the medians(Judges 6:15). Learn from Moses, he grew up in the palace as a prince but went to live as a shepherd to his father-in-law Jethro(Exodus 2). God's purpose can bring you to places, and situations you have never thought you will be. You need to develop the character of patience and contentment in you, you will always see God in every situation you are passing through.
Money can not guarantee you Peace, but it can cause problems if you cant handle it.Be thankful for what you have and use it wisely for the glory of God.
Am telling you the truth that most of the people you think are happy on social media live a very fake life and are lonely. That's why it is important for you to always find your Joy in Christ Jesus. I was a secular musician and i Ican tell you that most of those secular artists you see showing off money and nice cars don’t own even a single car, that's a fake life they are trying to show you. Think like if David could be complaining ( Herding sheep in the wilderness while fighting with lions and bears) as you complain, he could not be able to have the confidence to fight Goliath. Let's look at this scripture
Ephesians: 5.15 So be careful how you walk; not as unwise men but as wise men; 16: if you redeem the time because these past times are evil. 17: For that reason do not be ignorant, but know what is the Lord's will. Here we are learning that it's important to walk wisely, which means to have a vision of your life and wisdom needed for a particular vision you have. But don't be quick to complain or to move faster than God, but make effort to understand God's will for every situation you are in. Search for Knowledge from God, he will always direct you to his will and you will be successful in every area of your life. How will you know if your death is tied to wealth and God has stopped it for a time so that you love Him more than money? Understand that there is no other life than what God gave you. Learn to see as God sees and not as you see. When you complain that you don't have a child and you find yourself going to every servant of God to pray for you, But you have never asked God what is his will on that. It is true that a child is a blessing, but do you know why God has not allowed you to have one? I know that many preachers told you that anything which is not okay the devil is responsible for it, I agree with you but not everything is evil in the sight of God. Because you may be praying against God's idea without you knowing. Learn to be grateful in every season you enter, Because God always has a good idea for your life (Jeremiah 29:11).
Before David's victory over Goliath he first fought with a lion in the wilderness
Note: Everything that comes to you does not come to destroy you but to prepare you for the purpose God has placed in you. James 1:12 ESV Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Know this and it will help you a lot because your trial does not come to kill you, it becomes a place for you to be prepared for God's purpose that is ahead of you. Again, the Bible says Blessed is a man who remains steadfast in the middle of trials, but for most children of God is a time to cry and curse God. Don't you know that through trials there is a promotion to another glory? Read your Bible well and you will see the temptation of Job after enduring everything, the Bible says he was given more wealth than he had at the beginning. So in the state of being tested, it is also a life. If you are going through various trials Sit there and seek to know why God has allowed that, Just remain there so that when the time comes for you to come out everyone will celebrate God through you. Understand that there is no other life Even trials are also part of life. The Bible says in Psalm: 34.7
The Angel of the Lord makes a station, surrounding those who fear him and saving them.
Ooh Glory to Jesus, So it means that the times you find it difficult, are the times Angels comes to save you. In which condition do the angels find you when God sends them to rescue you? Are you complaining or a heart of worship? Learn to praise God in the hard seasons of your life, as how you don’t know when Jesus will return is the same way you don’t know when the angels coming to save you.
You are not alone Jesus is with you
Remember that in every situation you pass through, you are not alone and that's why today you are reminded to silence all the noises of the world and accept the life you have been given to live at a particular season with patient and contentment. Don't allow the enemy to provide you solutions, Call the name of Jesus and he will help you to endure the pain. If you are tired, remember the day you were called by God, if you see that your hope is lost, look at those whom God used you to strengthen them. If you feel to give up remember where Jesus took you from, then tell your soul that I am not alone even in this season Jesus is present. If in the middle of the lions, Daniel was helped, even today Jesus is there to help you. May God help you to accept and fully endure the season you are in so that he can use that time to equip you and bring something nice out of you in the future. Remember no story no glory, no victory no history. Let this song be your confession today click here