Are you living a life of contentment? The joy of being content means living in a state of acceptance, thankfulness and gratefulness right where you are today. Living in contentment, regardless of life’s arrows which seeks to destroy your joy. Life happens everyday and it may drift in different directions depending on the circumstances.
It’s so easy to give into those moments that crowd out your joy. Life can become a downer when you’re not living the life you want to live. I work for a wonderful company, however, what I am currently doing to make a living does not truly inspire me to get up and go in the morning. But I have learned to be content because the benefits outweighs the negative aspects of my job. I try to pay attention to the good and be content with all that God has given me through this experience. Does it mean that I should not pursue other avenues of living my purpose? No, but while I am here, I have to learn the lessons which need to be learned and take action for my future. But right now I will be thankful and grateful for all my God has given me and let my joy be centered on his goodness.
Joy comes from the heart and soul. Look at this beautiful world! There is more to life than what you do and where you go everyday. Look beyond what you see and what you believe to be true about our world. Get unplugged from a system of discontent. The Apostle Paul in the bible said: “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am to be content.” What he is eluding to is the circumstances surrounding everyday life. In whatever or wherever God is pleased to place him, whether in plenty or want, in honor or reproach, in health or sickness, ease or pain; he will be joyful and content and be pleasing to God.
As children God, we all need to live a life of Joy and being content. Surrender what you consider to be wrong and focus your energy on what is right in your life. Yield to God’s will and lose the things that are unimportant.
Nugget of truth: “You will never be content with what you have and where you are, until you make peace with who you are and where you’re going.”