One of the things I find interesting in we as human beings on this planet is that there is in innate sense within all of us to be discontent in whatever state we find ourselves in.
We aren't comfortable with the job we have, we desire a different or perhaps bigger home, we plan and strain over something different and more exciting to do for vacations.
We have it so ingrained in the psyche of our American culture to strive, to gain, to achieve, that many times we lose sight of the fact that there is a tremendous amount of value to pausing and even stopping from time to time and realize what we do have.
I think a lot of that comes from a fear of appearing lazy. Non-caring. Apathetic.
Yet most of us need to take heed to the wonderful words of the apostle Paul in the New Covenant of the Bible which states, ".......I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.....I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation."
Paul learned to be content, which again says to me that it is not something that comes naturally because of our human tendency to want more. He says further that it is a secret. What is the great secret? That we can do this through Jesus who gives us strength, or the ability to be content.
Let me ask you this today. To what are you drawn when you feel empty inside? How can you find true contentment?
The answer lies in your perspective, your priorities, and your source of power.
I encourage you today to pause, look at your life from a Jesus perspective, put Him at the top of your list and rely upon Him, and realize that with Him, you need nothing else and yet at the same time have everything that you need - especially contentment.
It might even make your day go better.