Life on the road isâ€¦ well, itâ€™s interesting.
There are challenges. Things arenâ€™t the same home. Some of the things we take for granted and simply just do out of habit have to change.
For example I havenâ€™t figured out how to pour anything from the little 4 cup coffee pot here in my room without massive amounts of spillage. Fortunately there is a little kitchenette with a sink to spill over and contain the mess.
The cheesy little clock radio in the room only gets two stations across the whole dial for some reason. I discovered Iâ€™m really not at all into hip-hop! (Sorry David) Fortunately for me Gorgeous felt sorry for me and loaned me her iPod. I really need a significant music fix throughout the day so I might be going a bit nuts without it.
It can be very hard to be content when things are not the way we would like them to be.
Some people harness discontentment and use it to propel them to make major positive changes in their lives and often in the world around them.
Unfortunately it is far more common for folks to fixate on the things they donâ€™t like in their lives and only use them as a source of complaining. And often it turns into envy of what others have, which can be very destructive. James warned folks about this.
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
Fortunately it doesnâ€™t have to be that way for us. Paul figured out how to be content even when things werenâ€™t the way he wanted them to be. He said
I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.
Are things the way you want them to be? Are you content anyway?
Just a little something to think about on a Friday.
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