“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” the Apostle Paul – Philippians 4:12
Ask me what I want for Christmas, and I’ll respond with the same answer I give my wife and my children: “Nothing. I have all I need.” While not very helpful, and likely a tad annoying with Black Friday just days away, it’s absolutely true.
My heart’s desire is to be grateful and content in all circumstances. While I fall short more often than I’d like to admit, when contentment is at my core, freedom and generosity rule the day.
When you and I learn and live out the “secret of being content”, grateful at all times, everything looks different:
- Health concerns are real, but not defeating.
- Job security/fulfillment doesn’t dictate joy.
- Financial goals become rightly ordered.
- The welfare of others trumps our own. Every. Single. Day.
May this Thanksgiving set the tone for a life of contentment, peace and joy. (139 words)
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