What State Are You In?

Philippians 4:11

(Phil 2:19-20) "But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. {20} For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state."

Paul, in using the word "state", is not inquiring concerning their place or location of dwelling. He is not referring to a certain geographical boundary on a map. He is asking about their well-being.

(Phil 4:11) "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."

He tells us here that he has learned to be satisfied in whatever state God places him. What he is saying is, he has accepted whatever place or position or maybe disposition that God has assigned him. He says, "I am going to be happy with whatever God deals me in this life."

In these scriptures we can see a great lesson for each of us to learn for this day. Many people are not satisfied with the place, or maybe we could say, the seat in life that God has assigned them to occupy. They want to change.

In 2 Corinthians 12:6-9, Paul said that he asked God three times to let him change, but God would not permit it, so he went on with life as it was assigned him. Let me draw your attention to a few thoughts that will help us to see that God has a certain place for us to occupy in this life.

I. Accept The Fact That God Is In Control

II. Be Willing To Follow His Decision Whatever It Be

III. Lose Ourselves In Doing For Others

IV. Let the grace of God run its full course in our life.

What state are we in this morning? Are we content? Not self-satisfied, but content that God is in control. Are we following Him? Are we ministering to others? Are we experiencing the Grace of God in our lives? Whatever the need, the invitation is for you to come.