“The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.” -Russel Nelson
Do you ever find yourself wishing life could be different? Maybe if that one thing changed you could be content. I have found myself in this spot many times. In fact, it was only a couple months ago when this quote came across my screen as I was swiping through Pinterest. It was a reminder of what God had been teaching me.
It is easy to fall into the mindset of basing our contentment off of our circumstances. I am sure most people could come up with an “if only” list. These lists would include all of the ways we would feel more content. But circumstances are always changing. Things, people, and feelings will let us down. But God never will.
True contentment, true joy, is only found in the focus of our lives. When Christ is our focus, then we will be content through any and every circumstance. If you are suffering, you can be content knowing that He works all things for our good (Romans 8:28). If life is going well then you can be content knowing that every blessing comes from God.
Circumstances change, feelings fade, but the joy found in Christ is constant.
This is a shorter post than I was intending on writing, but I hope you find it encouraging! Let me know what God is teaching you in the comments below!