So, today, I'm driving in to work and stewing over various matters. Nothing of eternal importance, mind you, but just thinking about various things going on in my life. Things I have to do, things I want to do, mistakes I have made.
Even dwelling on silly stuff like when I retire, do I want to go completely gray and quit coloring my hair? Think of the money I'd save!
I thought of this fun quote:
"Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like" Author Unknown
You're probably thinking, "I thought this post was about contentment."
Don't worry, I'm getting there.
It occurred to me I was using my driving time for carnal thinking instead of utilizing my time for praising and praying. My day always goes better when I do.
It's crazy, but here I am, after walking with Christ for forty-six years and spending every day of my life in ministry, and I still get sucked into thinking carnally.
Maybe I get in the flesh more often than others, but I do know how to get out of it.
Change my focus.
I forgot to put on my spiritual armor this morning and part of that armor is the helmet of salvation. A saved mind does not have to dwell on the thoughts the enemy puts out there. Thoughts of not being enough. Thoughts of all the bad that COULD happen.
Instead, a saved mind should be dwelling on the Savior. The one you can trust with your life and you can believe totally He has your best interest in mind.
Yes, aggravating things happen. That is a given. However, if you truly believe the Word and trust in Him, you know that He takes every single thing that happens, the good and the bad, and weaves them together in your life to create a work of art in you.
The secret of contentment is truly believing He has your best interest in mind and that He is powerful enough to make it happen.
I'm thinking I'd like to change the wording of that quote:
"Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you realize He gives you what you need."
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