This month in Route 252 kids are learning about the Big Idea of Contentment. Pay close attention to this definition: DECIDING to be happy with what you’ve got. Have you ever thought, “If I just had this or that, I would be happy,” or “If this person was in my life (or out of my life), I would be happy,” or “If I didn’t have to deal with this situation, I would be happy.”?
Our definition says that being content is a decision. It doesn’t just happen when all the right circumstances come into place. It happens when our attitude about our circumstances changes and we make a conscious choice to believe that is in control.
Paul writes about the secret of contentment in Philippians 4:12b: I have learned the secret of being content no matter what happens. I am content whether I am well fed or hungry. I am content whether I have more than enough or not enough. (BTW, that’s our memory verse for the month.) So, what is the SECRET? It’s just this, Paul had learned that he could trust God NO MATTER WHAT. Have you learned that secret? God has got you–whatever you are facing, He knows and cares. Trust Him and let contentment fill your life.