Today's Scripture | Philippians 4:11

Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am.

Many people feel able and qualified to do a particular thing, and yet they live frustrated lives because the right doors don’t seem to open. Why is that? The truth is they may be “able, but not stable.” God has given them abilities, but perhaps they have not made the effort to mature in stability of character.

God must be able to trust us, and other people must be able to depend on us, in order for God to increase our level of responsibility. When we are stable and mature, our lives are marked by consistency and thankfulness. We continue to operate in the fruit of the Spirit even when we must endure situations or people that are not what we would like them to be.

Life is not problem-free, and it never will be. Let circumstances do what they will—but as far as you’re concerned, be determined to remain stable and thankful in the Lord.

A Prayer for You Today...

Thank You, Father, for the way You help bring strength and maturity to my life. Help me to be both “able and stable,” so that I might accomplish all You have called me to do. In Jesus' name, amen.