It is a new year, so along with it, let’s develop a new attitude, where we learn to be content. Contentment isn’t being lazy, complacent or satisfied to the point of not growing, aspiring or achieving. Contentment is an attitude of the heart that keeps us peaceful and quiet through any circumstance in our lives. It keeps us trusting and submitted to the will of God no matter what goes on in our lives. It is independent of the situations in our lives. Discontentment is all about our circumstances, and a restless feeling to have more. Most of our issues are because of us and the root cause is inside of us. People who are discontent envy those who seem to have more than we do. The Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:11 said, “I have learned to be content in whatever state I find myself in.” We can also learn to make the most out of life if we work on it each and every day. We don’t allow circumstances to dictate our attitude, but we should be eager to do more and achieve more, by not giving up on our circumstances. We determine our attitude in the midst of our circumstances, by learning to be content and making the most out of life.
Just a Thought,
Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 @ 12:32 PM CDT
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