Dear Hope family,
Thought for the Week
Philippians 4v11 “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”
Frank Sinatra sang “I did it my way”, but the reality is that not everything goes our way. How do we react when things do not go our way? We may mock Donald Trump for being unwilling to accept defeat, but what about ourselves – how do we react when we meet defeat, when we lose what we once had against our wishes? It hurts – and we respond out of that hurt.
Real life includes defeats and adverse circumstances. Our reaction is a question of where we are putting our hope and dreams; a question of where we find our identity and how we define ourselves; a question of what we consider most important in our lives. If these are wrapped up in the power, influence, security, status, comfort or other benefits of what I currently have, then I am going to struggle with losing it.
Real victory is to admit defeat or loss and move on. It takes strength of character, a resolve, an admission of our own weakness, a determination to try differently. Your character is of greater value than your achievements.
Real followers of Jesus put their hope in God their heavenly Father. They rest in the assurance that he has everything in his hands. They bend the knee before him as the one who is greater and submit to his ways. They do it “God’s way.”
May God so set your heart on fire for Him that it is His honour that you seek in every situation and you remain content in Him.
With love and blessing,
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