the secret to being happy all the time
Start writing a post

The Secret To Being Content In Every Season

How to find joy even in the midst of trials.

Shelby's Snaps Photography

It's no secret that life isn't always lollipops and rainbows for us all. I know it sure hasn't been for me. There are seasons of life that seriously just kick us in the butt if we're being honest. But, there is also seasons of life that are completely incredible, everything is going just right and nothing could bring you down and then there is also those mundane seasons of life where nothing exciting is happening but nothing really bad is going on either. So, how do we react to these seasons? I feel like most of you could relate if I said that during good seasons we embrace life and feel pretty joyful because life is just going pretty close to perfect. I bet you can also relate if I said that during bad seasons of life and even in mundane seasons of life we wish it away. We wish for better days, more exciting days. We focus more on what's to come in the future instead of embracing our current season like we would do if it were what we consider to be a good season. You might be wondering how it is possible at all to embrace these plain awful, tough, and painful seasons life throws at you. There's a secret to it though, so I'm gonna let all of you in on it.

First, you have to look at all seasons of life for what they are. Just that, seasons. A season does not last forever. So the bad seasons will come to an end. The mundane seasons will come to an end. And, unfortunately, those good seasons will come to an end too. Life is a roller-coaster which is why it is so important to embrace each day for what it is and not wish for a better tomorrow. Don't miss out on the blessings and lessons this day will bring to you by overlooking it and living in the future that isn't promised. So, where do we find the strength to embrace all days whether they be good, bad or mundane? Here is the big secret I was telling you about.

I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with the bible verse Philippians 4:13 that says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." And well, that's the secret friends! Let me give you a little more context. So, Paul is in prison when he is writing this thank you letter to The Philippian church. The church had sent him a financial gift, so he wanted to thank them, but while thanking them he also wanted to let them know that even before their gift arrived he was still content with the season of life he was in even though it was not ideal. In this letter is where Paul revealed the secret of being content in every season. In Philippians 4:11-12 Paul writes in the letter, "I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living plenty or in want." Which leads into Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Which is the big secret!

The secret to having contentment and being joyful and embracing life in every season is Christ in you. Christ provides joy. Christ provides peace. Christ equips you. Christ casts out fears. Christ gives you strength. Christ sets you free. Christ satisfies what earthly things won't. Christ gives you new life. It is only through Christ that you can find joy in the trials and peace in the chaos and feel loved in your darkness. You're never too far gone and your life is never too far gone for Christ to save you. He wants to live in you and have a relationship with you. There are no lost causes in the Kingdom. So, the secret is out friends. Let's live into this and approach each day expectant and joyful and embrace them all no matter what they bring!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

7 Tips For Traveling

Don't miss any of these ideas to make your trip complete!

7 Tips For Traveling

Whether it's a day trip, an out-of-state journey, or an experience leaving the country, here are some tried and true traveling tips.

Before any trip, we all think about what to pack and what to bring. We may have a strict itinerary, or we may have looser guidelines for what to do when. But we should also consider the following - make them goals:

Keep Reading... Show less

Writer of the Month: Hunter Johnstone

As an aspiring author, Hunter knew writing for Odyssey would be a great fit for her.

Writer of the Month: Hunter Johnstone

Response writers are what make the world go round at Odyssey! Using our response button feature, they carry on our mission of sparking positive, productive conversations in a polarized world.

Keep Reading... Show less
Allison Fishman

1. Why is Wilson Hall so complicated to navigate? Even as a senior, I still get lost in Wilson. As a freshman, I was warned about the unnecessary complexity of the building, was laughed at by upperclassman for my confused looks on the first day of school and walked and rewalked the whole hall before finding my classroom. #annoying.

Keep Reading... Show less

Blair Waldorf For governor of new york

What life would be like if the people were led by Queen B.

Blair Waldorf For governor of new york

Cynthia Nixon, a.k.a Miranda from Sex and the City, is running for governor of New York. I think that this would be the best decision that has been made in a while solely based off of the fact that almost no one knows New York like the cast of Sex and the City. This got me thinking about who else would be a good candidate to take over the city of dreams. Then I realized that Blair Waldorf, if she were a real person, would be my number one choice for governor. Here are five reasons why Queen B would be an excellent ruler.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Why Littles Rock

Who doesn't want to be an awesome big?


We see ourselves getting further into the semester.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments