Yes I can! Contentment

YES I CAN! 

Contentment 

Proverbs 23:6-8 

“6  Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

7  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

8  The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.  (Proverbs 23:6-8)

I. My mind must be renewed. (Ephesians 4:17-32) 

II. Why do I gripe and complain? (Philippians 4:10-13) 

“10  But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

11  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

12  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”  

(Philippians 4:10-13)

A. Discontentment: The problem is inside of you, not on the outside of you. 

B. Discontentment says, “If only I had another job, another house, another spouse. If only you treated me right. If only I had one of those and two of them then my life would be right.” 

C. Contentment comes from focusing on the Lord as the sovereign one whom I must give my life to. 

III. Everyday say what God says you are: 

A. I am blessed going out and coming in. 

B. God has set me on high above all. 

C. God’s blessings are coming on me and overtaking me. 

D. I’m blessed in the city and in the field. 

E. I am healthy in the fruit of my body. 

F. God has blessed my basket so that my cabinets are overflowing. All ground that I sow into and all my businesses and livelihood increases and prospers. 

G. Every enemy that comes at me one way will flee seven ways. 

H. God has commanded His blessing upon my storehouses and in ALL I set my hand to do. 

I. God will bless me in the land He gives me. 

J. God will establish me as a holy person unto Himself. 

K. All people will see and know that I am called by the name of the Lord and they will honor me. 

L. The Lord will make you plenteous in goods. 

M. The Lord will open His good treasure, the heavens to give rain in His season. 

N. The Lord will bless all the work of my hand. 

O. I will lend and not borrow. 

P. I will be the head and not the tail. I will be above and not beneath. (Deuteronomy 28:1-13) 

“1  And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

2  And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

3  Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

4  Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

5  Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

6  Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

7  The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

8  The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

9  The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.

10  And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.

11  And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

12  The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

13  And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them: 

(Deuteronomy 28:1-13)

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