The Secret to Contentment

11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 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 ...

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Staying Content… through the ups and downs

A calmer faith – that’s the quiet place within us where we don’t get whiplash every time life tosses us a curve.  When we don’t revolt when His plan and ours conflict. Where we relax (verses stew, sweat, and swear) in the midst of an answerless season.  Where we accept (an expect) deserts in our spiritual journey as surely as we do joy. –          ...

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Stop all that complaining

‘Don’t I have a right to complain?  Wild donkeys bray when they find no green grass, and oxen low when they have no food’. Job 6:5 ‘One of the most visible results of a discontented heart comes right out of our mouths.  Complaining is a habit we all seem to learn.  We start young, and we learn it very well.  Nobody needs to teach ...

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Don’t become bitter

Longings.  Coming face to face with the fact that there are empty places in our lives that haven’t been filled.  Yearnings.  Wanting more than we have: more love, more enjoyment, more passion, more hope, more rest.  Cravings.  The hope of finding something that will satisfy the rumbling we feel in the stomach of our soul. –          Nicole Johnson Longings, yearnings, hopes, cravings…etc.  This is ...

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Steps to contentement

So…one of the things I have figured out about discontentment is that it has A LOT to do with your perspective.  If you choose to focus on what’s not ‘just right’ in your life, then you will ABSOLUTELY remain unsatisfied with where you are.  Contentment is described as being ‘a state of being happy or satisfied with the way things are’ and it amazes ...

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Contentment

How in the world can I be content in all circumstances?  I really don’t believe I can, but I’ll try.  I’ll throw my heart into it and ask the Lord for his help. Hardships, losses, inconveniences, interruptions, relinquishments – I could name twenty things I have to work at to find contentment.  Maybe it won’t happen in some areas.  I don’t know.  I do ...

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