June is Black Music Month! To celebrate, each of our EmpowerMoments will be based on Black music for the entire month. This includes Black songwriters, producers or performers. Stay tuned as we use various genres of Black music to tell our stories and exemplify the beauty of God’s love! Happy Black Music Month! Dance as if no one is watching!
“But Godliness with contentment is a great gain. For we brought nothing in the world, and we can take nothing out. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.” (1Timothy 6:6 ESV)
Recently, I have experienced attacks from the enemy from every angle! In May I got into a car collision as a result of another driver not waiting for the traffic to clear before proceeding through the stop sign. The next day I went to the ER and found out that I have a back spasm and now must go to physical therapy twice a week for the next month. Yesterday I got a call from my mother stating that my great uncle passed away after battling cancer for years. Then to top it off, today I find out that my finances are getting ready to take a drastic turn for the worst as I prepare to lose some thousand dollars of my supplemental income beginning in July. Are you serious?! The crazy part about it is that I am STILL content in who God is in my life!
“The Lord is the refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know Your name trust in You because you have not abandoned those that seek You, Yahweh.” (Psalms 9: 9-10 ESV)
The past few weeks The Anointed Pace Sisters have randomly shuffled on my Pandora station and I have had no choice but to agree with the words. Despite my vocal challenges, I’ve found myself singing along each time. The truth is no matter what we have or don’t, we must learn to be happy with Jesus alone. Ladies, God is more than enough once we get to the point that we are truly content with the relationship we have with Him. All of those situations that I mentioned represent what I am facing in the natural but I know that He is making preparations for my prosperity in the spirit realm. I will be honest and say that many days I have had meltdowns, but I always make it my business to follow up tears with praise so intense that I know it shakes heaven up! The short version of this story is that I have found CONTENTMENT in the Holy Spirit and it makes all of satan’s schemes non-factors in my life.
Whenever I begin to doubt, question, or worry about what has happened or what is to come help me to exert that energy into praising You. Help me to remember that even the righteous may endure but in spite of it all You are still there for me. Thank You for bringing me to the place where I have contentment in You alone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Women of God, I EMPOWER you to look past what is going on in front of you and find contentment in who God is. Everything that you are going through is only part of your story. I don’t know about you but I have been taking detailed notes for my memoir to be released in the future! Be Blessed! :)
Enjoy The Anointed Pace Sisters’ rendition of “Contentment”:
Ms. Latasha Sampson is an accomplished writer who is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Human Resources Management. She resides in Nashville, Tennessee where she is a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She serves tirelessly with the Evangelism Team there. Latasha also works at Mt. Zion as a member of the Administrative Support Staff. Her favorite scripture is “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn.” Isaiah 54:17