We’ve each got our set of trials, temptations and hardships. Are you a prisoner of your circumstances?
We’re going to take a look at Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi. It is a very personal letter full of joy and peace with Paul’s circumstances. Yet he is very clear that he was a prisoner and might not be released.
Paul was not a captive of his circumstances. He chose to believe that there was something more true than what he could perceive with his physical senses.
Paul was a prisoner of joy. He demonstrates gratefulness, surrender and trust that really is mind boggling when you consider what he could have been feeling.
Let’s learn from Paul, his inspiration, his example and his words to this church.
That way we can follow his example, not be a prisoner of the events in our lives and rise above them to true consistent joy.
Check out our series over the next 8 weeks on Sundays at Living Hope.