05 August 2011

Learn to Love Your Life

Be Content with what you have Hebrews 13:5

Have you ever slipped into an attitude of discontentment?
I am guilty of such an attitude. I have become dissatisfied by dwelling on what I dont have rather than being grateful for what I dont have. Its common in the office, I hear my office mates complain about compensation, grumble about work, griping about issues about management, I nod and cant help but agree, it then  awakens my rebellious side. Not so good, tsk tsk tsk DISCONTENT. This book talks on how discontent can grow strong, stubborn and hard to weed out. Simplicity, on the other hand, consistently and consciously can nourish  contentment. When we are content, we are aware of God's many blessings and feel satisfied. God's abundance fill us up. We experience inner peace - and the simple life - as we rest in the assurance that God provides for every need. In my case its how I appreciate the current job I have while others dont have a job for a living im blessed to be here in this company working and serving others, its a way of sharing my life to others and giving them the best service they deserve.
To grow in contentment is to grow in gratitude. We notice the Lord's blessing and thank him daily. Count the people: the parent who taught us  to dream, the friend who makes us laugh, the office mates who brigtens up the day and makes you laugh when your stressed out. Count the familiar: the sky above, the ground  beneath, the rain that cools, the smiling mr. sun. Count the unfathomable: freedom and faith and God's  unfailing love that goes on and on, just like the blessings we receive immeasurably.
as we do this, we will nurture contentment like a well watered flower. A calm, restful sense  of simpliciit moves aside the dissatisfaction that once stirred up our complaints.

Simplify.....

Choose one area where you feel dissatisfied and ask God to help you move toward contentment.

Think of five things you love about your life and thank the Lord for them.

Create a gratitude journal by counting your blessings on paper. Write it everyday.

I look back on my life like a good day's work - it was done and I am satisfied with it. I was happy and contented; I knew nothing better and made best of what life offered.
Grandma Moses


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