After David had been anointed to be the next king of Israel, he spent years taking care of his father’s sheep. David could have thought, God, what am I doing stuck with a bunch of sheep? However, David knew that God was in control, so he just kept going to work with a good attitude, grateful for where he was. Because he was content in the shepherd fields, he made it to the throne. He passed that test, but if you are not content in the season you are in, even if your dreams do come to pass, you won’t be satisfied. Discontentment will follow you everywhere you go.
You have to train your mind to be thankful and satisfied with where God has you right now. Be content whether you have a lot or not, content whether your children are in diapers or in college, content whether you are in maintenance or management. Pass the tests on your way to the throne.
Pastor Steve Alani
The Lead Pastor of LifeMap Ministry International