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June 11, 2024 | Daily Devotionals | June 11

His Will Be Done 


 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 all this through him who gives me strength.  ––Philippians 4:12-13 

We are here to complete a mission—God’s mission. This is the Guadalcanal of the spiritual life. His  plan or mine? The world and the devil offer us a means of identities and connected missions that distract God’s man from the original plan. Under these deceptions we are free to use our resources as we choose. We are also free to complain in anger and bitterness about our losses and broken dreams. 

The turning point in this battle comes when we risk embracing God’s purpose—when we allow our character to be shaped through being content with what we have, rather than constantly devoting our time, thoughts, and God-given talents to acquiring that which we don’t have. 

In God’s plan, less does not necessarily mean poverty and more does not necessarily mean wealth. Contentment describes a condition of the heart: a man who is content with wherever God has called him to be, and with whatever He has given to him. That is why contentment is something every God’s man is called to pray for. 

Proverbs 30:7-9 (NLT): “O God, I beg two favors from you; let me have them before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.”

In other words, Lord, it’s your mission, not mine. 

Thank You, Father, that it’s not all about me. It’s all about You––give me the strength I need. 

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