How You Can Be Totally Content
Based on a Live Bible Study with Andrew Wommack
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” —Hebrews 13:5
Many times we just read and quote the last part of this scripture. But it’s because God is always with us that we can live without covetousness.
Most Christians say they’re not idol worshipers, yet constantly want what someone else has, living in a feeling of lack. Covetousness is idolatry (Col. 3:5).
We are to be content with what we have. Contentment isn’t what happens when you get everything you think you need or want. Paul said he had learned to be content in whatever state he was in (Phil. 4:11).
Contentment is not the absence of lack. Contentment is yours because God will never leave nor forsake you. If your relationship with God is what it should be, He’s your best friend—your life is found in Him, and you’ll be content.
But most people are not content with just Jesus. If you really understand and take advantage of God’s presence, you can be content with that. But our focus is on the other things we think we have to have to be content.
Paul and Silas were beaten and put in a Macedonian prison. Yet they were praising God so much the prison doors opened—and they went nowhere! They were experiencing something in that prison that was more precious to them than anything.
When you really understand how much God loves you, your whole value system will change.
“And they talked together of all these things which had happened. ...while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near…. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?” —Luke 24:14-17
After the resurrection, two of the disciples were walking on the road to Emmaus, and the resurrected Jesus came and walked with them. It says they didn’t recognize Him because their eyes were “holden.”
They were talking about the resurrection in unbelief, looking at the circumstances and wondering how it could be that He was resurrected. Focusing on all that, they were sad.
If you’re depressed and discouraged, you’re not focusing on the fact that Jesus is with you. No matter what’s going on in your life, the fact that He’s with you is better than anything. If you get a true revelation of Jesus being with you always, it will overwhelm everything bad in your life!
Even when you mess up, you can find comfort and joy because God is with you. Focus on Jesus and take advantage of the relationship He wants to have with you.
How do you do that?
Begin to thank Him for what the scriptures say, and He will speak to you. You’ll never be the same!