WHAT ABOUT BEING CONTENTED

Philippians 4:11 "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."

    If we wish to gain contentment, we might try such rules as these:
1) Allow thyself to complain of nothing, not even the weather.
2) Never picture thyself to thyself under any circumstances in which thou are not.
3) Never compare thine own lot with that of another.
4) Never allow thyself to dwell on the wish that this or that had been, or were, otherwise than it were or is. God Almighty loves thee better and more wisely than thou doest thyself.
5)Never dwell on the morrow. Remember that it is God's, not thine. The heaviest part of sorrow often is to look forward to it. "The Lord will provide". by E. B. Pusey

It seems we spend a lot of time wishing we had what we don't; lot of time complaining of whatever and time comparing ourselves to others in most everything. It seems we spend a lot of time in 'what if's', if only and a lot of time worrying about tomorrow.

God said be content in whatever state you are in. I think  We don't need to be concentrating on those things because it keeps us stirred up and miserable. To put our hearts and minds in a state of thankfulness for what we are and what we have is much better. He did not say we could not work toward betterment.

Prayer: Gracious God, forgive us when we enter into that state of not being content. Help us to refocus our thoughts on being content in you and trusting in you in our set of circumstances. Amen

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