The Secret of Being Content

The concept of recognizing desires and setting proper goals has truly been life changing for me personally. When I catch myself becoming angry or depressed I can almost always, upon reflection, trace the source of my frustration back to blocked goals. God has even limited himself to follow the concept of “goals and desires”. His Desire is that no one would “perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9). However, since God will not force people to choose his way against their own will, there will be many that do perish. This is not because God does not desire them to be saved — but because they do not choose Him. However, because his desire to see all saved is so strong His Goal was accomplished in sending his Son, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Contentment comes when we can separate our goals and desires. We work to accomplish our goals and pray for our desires. In this way we can keep perspective on what our true responsibilities are without carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders.

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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.

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