Everyone has jobs that they love and jobs that they have hated. I have in my lifetime been able to have more of the ones that I love than the ones I have hated. Looking at life the way it is I have come to relaize that the blessings that God has given me are so much more than I have realized. I also know that for the vast majority of the people actually reading my blog this is also the case. Sure things could be better, that’s usually the case for most of us if we were to be honest, but the important thing to remember is that things being better are not as contingent on other people and our surroundings as they are on us. Look what Paul says in Phil 4:11-14:
11. Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. 12. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. 13. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.
(from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)
Pretty intersting. Pauls happiness and contentment was his responsibilty. He could choose to look at life and circumstances through they eyes of eternity, realizing that his relaitionship with God is really all that matters. That one choice makes all the difference. It’s a focus shift that enables us to live in a different way.
How do we apply that concept of being content, of making the choice to be happy to every day life, How do we put ourself into an attitude and mindset that truely says no matter what in the end it’s what I do and say that matters, It’s my choice. Thats just it it’s your choice and my choice. The best part of being human is being given the opportunity to choose So while most people work for the weekend, myself included I think it’s time to make the choice to be happy, to say I get to instead of I have to. To look at our day to day life through the glass of our relationship with Christ and say. I can be content no matter what.
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