by T.D. Jakes
June 28, 2010
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (Philippians 4:11)
If you are praying, “Lord, make me bigger,” you are probably miserable, although prayerful. Did you know you can be prayerful and still be miserable? Anytime you use prayer to change God, who is perfect, instead of using prayer to change yourself, you are miserable. Instead, try praying this: “Lord, make me better.” I admit that better is harder to measure and not as noticeable to the eye. But better will overcome bigger every time.
What a joy it is to be at peace with who you are and where you are in your life. I want to be better–to have a better character, better confidence, and a better attitude! The desire to be bigger will not allow you to rest, relax, or enjoy your blessing. The desire to be better, however, will afford you a barefoot stroll down a deserted beach. Thank God for the things that you know He brought you through.
Thank God for small things.