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Friday, September 11, 2015

Learning to be Content

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“I have learned, in whatsoever state I am. Therewith to be content.”
Philippians 4:11(KJV)

               The Apostle Paul shares a very important thought here. Because he learned contentment in any state he found himself, he could endure house arrest and imprisonment.

               In my past, events and conditions dictated how I responded to others. When I had both physical and emotional pain, I could not control how I felt. Once, I had a supervisor tell me she decided I was not angry at her. At that time, I did not know how to counteract my resultant moods. It has taken me a long time to realize that Jesus can, take care of the negative things that beset me, if I allow him to.
               In my reading for pleasure, I am reading a book called Letters from Le Anne. In this book the authors, Jill Beran and Le Anne Anderson begin a friendship when Jill coaches Le Anne’s daughter in basketball. The friendship grows from a mentor/mentee relationship. Le Anne, the mentor, tells Jill that Everything God allows and does happens for a reason. Ergo,a believer learns to accept the state he or she is in.


               I only wish I had learned this way of thinking in my younger years.

4 comments:

  1. " ...I only wish I had learned this way of thinking in my younger years."


    He makes all things new and can redeem those years.

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    1. Sandi: Yes, He does make all things new. Yes, He does redeem those years, Thank you for your input,

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  2. Hi Cecelia! I do think our moods speak to our actions. Gaining control of negative feelings is a life work, I think. May God continue to bless us both with His powerful grace to be the joyful people He wants us to be.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you, Ceil. Mastery of negative feeling IS, as you say, a life's work.Blessings on you and yours.

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