To be content with life, no matter the circumstances, would be heaven on earth for me. I’ve grown in this area for many years, but my high-strung Type A personality doesn’t always lead to contentment. Instead, I’m always looking to move forward a little bit faster and do things a little bit better. When things don’t go the way I had them planned in my head, I can get irritated–and even angry. The answer, or should I say the secret, is in living your life completely trusting in Christ. I pray that the Lord is gracious enough to allow me to grow in my faith in this area. I only hope I don’t get irritated with Him for taking longer than I’d like!
“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:12b-13