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Lessons learned?

Why is it so hard sometimes to be content? I am reminded often of Paul’s words in Phil. 4:11-12: “And I am not saying this because I feel neglected, for I have learned to be satisfied with what I have. I know what it is to be in need and what it is to have more than enough. I have learned this secret, so that anywhere, at any time, I am content, whether I am full or hungry, whether I have too much or too little.”

Paul’s words are very straight forward. Yet, there are times when I do well with these verses, and other times when I don’t. Contentment is sometimes elusive, other times not.

Sunday I struggled with being content in several areas. The moment we become discontented with something, we allow the evil one to start playing mind games with us and then it becomes difficult to get out of it. That was the case for me on Sunday.

Discontentment can rear its ugly head at any time and in many, varied situations. I want to be as Paul was and be able to confidently and boldly say, “I have learned this secret, so that anywhere, at any time, I am content.” Content in every occasion and situation.

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