"…I have learned the secret of being content
in any and every situation…."---Philippians 4:12
I was talking with a friend yesterday. He
began sharing the pain he and his wife are going through as they watch
their son’s anguish over the finalization of his divorce. We began talking
about the discontent in lives of people who are still seeking for Jesus
Christ. They try to fill the void with all sorts of material possessions,
pursuits, and people. It’s all empty!
“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.” I suspect God is very interested in how I manage my time, my children, my priorities. And I suspect He’s very interested in the attitude and mind-set with which I weave my way through each day.
The time-constraints aren’t going to go away. (My great-grandmother told me that even if I could have an extra hour to each day, I’d soon fill it up with stuff to do anyway.) And the projects that I have in front of me are really a result of the blessings God has bestowed upon me. The children, the house, the yard, the garden, and my husband. If I didn’t have all of these blessings, I certainly would have a lot more time. But I wouldn’t be as blessed as I am.
Praise God for the many blessings He has
given me. And if I have too many things to do, more things than can possibly
be accomplished today, I just need to remember that they are the product
of all those blessings that I wouldn’t want to do without.