Lies we tell ourselves using scripture to back it up
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”Philippians 4:13
That’s a lie…actually, the way in which we tend to declare this, is a lie.
The truth of this verse has nothing to do with our ability to do all things and more to do with being content no matter the circumstance.
Contentment when you’re subsisting on ramen.
Contentment when you got a lil’ something-something.
Contentment when you have enough to go organic and eat out at a fancy restaurant (that’s a flex!).
I can be content in any circumstance through Christ who strengthens me.
Thank God! ‘Cause I’m gonna need all that strength when I’m in the broke seasons because lamentations and bitterness are what tend to erupt and faith seems to go on a vacation, waiting on “much” to show up.
Here’s the kicker – the heart of the message in that verse in context will check your attitude and posture real quick.
Am I content, in Him, no matter the season? When I have little or when I have much?
Do I tend to worry, stress, hustle when I have nothing or just a little?
If your answer to this question is “yes” like it was mine, good!
It’s an honest confession to surrender to God. It’s also an opportunity to trust Him to empower you with the strength to become content IN HIM no matter the season, because
“He is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”Philippians 2:13
Let’s be careful of the lies we tell ourselves. Examine scripture in its context because lies always obscure our view of the freedom that resides in truth.