Wow!!! If you’ve mastered this one in our time and culture, you’ve mastered a big one! I’ve known a few who have (could give you their names) but not many (could count ‘em on one hand maybe)…
Apostle Paul had mastered it though… Here’s his testimony (and it was backed up by his life… keep in mind he wrote this from unjust imprisonment!)
“I have learned in WHATEVER SITUATION I am TO BE CONTENT. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. IN ANY AND EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE, I HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” (From Philippians 4:11-13 ESV)
How’d he do it? What was his secret?
Here it is… “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH HIM WHO STRENGTHENS ME!” – His secret was that he had discovered the complete sufficiency of Christ! As they say… “All of his eggs were in that basket!” The Lord strengthened and enabled Him!”
Gotta tell you – what a secret! To live all of life – whatever it brings – drawing upon the enablement, strength, and provision of a loving, All-Mighty God! In our “entitlement driven,” whining world I want to live that way!!!