Thinking About Queen's Birthday Weekend - June 2021

We can sometimes assume it  is good to be a Queen.  She has power, great riches and people vying for her attention.  While this may be so, the Queen is also a regular target of those constantly trying to steal her wealth and usurp her power.   The truth is, with all her riches and power; she cannot buy privacy or peace of mind.

We wrongly assume that if we reach our personal aspirations of attaining fame, power or riches, happiness will follow.   We think our problems will easily be solved, that people will finally recognize and celebrate our success and we can eventually relax in our prosperity and applause.   Regrettably, this is usually the start of our problems, the beginnings of misery and a time of great personal attacks.  Members of the Royal family will certainly attest to this at this time.

The truth is: For every action - there is a reaction.   The greater your impact - the greater your opposition.   For every person who claps you on the back – there is another who stabs you in the same spot.   The greater your size – the bigger the target you make.   Once you have a crown – there are many that wish to take it.   

Prosperity is one of life’s hardest tests; it breaks more people than it makes.   So, what is life’s ideal environment?

Every set of circumstances has its own set of tests.  Being rich or poor, famous or unknown, powerful or insignificant has its own set of problems

Happiness is a state of the soul, found in a spiritual environment.  It is an inner capacity that has little to do with outward circumstances.  If you are not content in the circumstances you find yourself, it is unlikely you will be content if your circumstances change. 

We were designed to have a relationship with our Creator.  When we honestly start trusting in God, knowing He is working all things together for our good, we also start relaxing and gaining that inner peace the Bible promises – no matter what our circumstances.

The Apostle Paul states in Philippians 4:11: “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.”  

And David states in Isaiah 26:3: “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”