“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”. Phil. 4:12
NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, I WILL BE CONTENT WHEN I…..
- ….. Look at things from God’s stand point rather than a human stand point.
“Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.” Phil. 1:12
- …. Don’t let others control my attitude.
“It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice”. Phil. 1:15-18
…..Trust in the resources God provides me to be delivered from despair.
“For I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance”. Phil 1:19
- ….. Stay focused on the purpose and not on the problem.
“It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage, now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death!” Phil. 1:20