I don’t have the answer but I’ve been doing a bible study on the book of Philippians. Paul, so happy despite his circumstances, he preached the gospel and elated to do so.
Paul even says he knows, some preach the gospel for selfish reasons and he doesn’t even care as long as someone is telling people about Jesus – I don’t know about you but I wish I could get there.
I don’t want to go to prison to figure it out, but I would love to finally be content in what ever state I find myself in. If you want to challenge yourself, I encourage you to pick up GOD’S word and find a study you may soon find yourself out of your comfort zone! Mission accomplished!
Start with a study on Philippians.
“Paul writes, I want you to know: Everything that has happened to me has been a great boost in getting out the Good News concerning Christ. For everyone around here, including soldiers, know I am in chains simply because I am a Christian. And because of my imprisonment, many of the Christians here seem to have lost their fear of chains!
Somehow my patience has encouraged them, and many have become more and more bold in telling others about Christ. While some teach the Good News because they are jealous of the way God has used me. Some propagate to make me jealous, thinking that their success at giving the good news will add to my sorrows here in jail! No matter what their motive for doing it, the fact remains many proclaim the Good News about Christ with pure motives and I am glad. ~ my notes from Philippians 1:12-18”
Al & Michelle