The great strength in each of us is not physical or mental. It is spiritual. Our faith is the measure of our muscle. We are given a supernatural gift, an ability to change the world through service, to love and to worship. God grants us His strength. And it matters infinitely more than any other consideration vying for our attention.

Circumstances may shower us with abundance. We may encounter riches and fame. They may overwhelm us with grief. We may encounter tragic sorrow and burdening frustration.

Faith transcends all circumstances. It allows us to find meaning and seize opportunity in every situation and every season. And to be content. Circumstances are not just problems to be solved or spoils to be enjoyed. They are invitations.

Everything we go through invites us to exercise the mightiest of human attributes – faith. They dare us to believe; implore us to have the courage to take action; lift us to be able to perceive truly.

The irony of contentment is that we have to let go of it to reach it. We have to lean on our faith rather than our own understanding. We have to seek God in humility rather than control the circumstance to our own end.

It is a challenge to handle and difficult to steward. Just like any superpower would be.

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:12-13