Friday, October 28, 2016


There is an element, maybe an ideology, that seems to really bugs (pest) us.  Like a gnat or even a buzzing fly, there is a constant among us that causes us to wish we could take just one good swat and bring that annoyance to an end...for good.  I speak of simply learning to be content.

I've learned to break much of my daily frustration that comes about...always comes about...when things don't go the way I had planned.  Being content can hit the mind as something negative; like in lazy or lethargic or status quo.  It could appear at first-light, I would guess, to lack motivation and energy.  Yet, such is far from the truth.

To be content would include liking who you are and where you are because you carry a deep conviction that God is in the lead; not nervous, cautious, critical self.  To lack the ability to like right now carries an undermining threat of getting in the way; getting in the way of the Spirit's leadership for we have set out to stir life from our own feebility.

To be content is to accept the day that unfolds whether with friend or encountering a foe.  Circumstances are not our boss.  Neither are associates radical moods. Contentment in the Spirit is...profoundly so.  Pay raise or cut, success or failure, victory or defeat, we do not flinch.  Compliment or criticism...both fit our walk and we will learn to be....quite content.

From the Word of God provided by the Spirit of wisdom, one of the greatest of His features is that He gives us the very best pest control known to the mind of man; contentment in all settings.  Drive and ambition?  Of course we have it!  But we will not lose awareness of the wonder of right now just because interruption strikes here and there on a regular basis.

We've got living to do; but fear and worry beg to be behind the wheel.  Whad'ya say we let contentment be the chauffeur?  We'll likely enjoy our travels so much more.

II Corinthians 12:10
Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.  

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be    content in whatever circumstances I am.  

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