Each year, I choose a word for the year. Something that exemplifies one area in which I want to grow. This year, my word is ‘content.’
Merriam-Webster defines content as: ‘pleased and satisfied; not needing more.’
Imagine living that way…pleased, satisfied, not needing more. Can you picture it?
Living without the new comfy chair you think you need. Living without the new vehicle you want. Even as small as living without that new book, or going out to eat, because you are satisfied with the food you have in your refrigerator.
Who among us lives content in all circumstances?
Paul tells us in his letter to the Philippians that, “…I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 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.”
He had learned how to be content…to be pleased or satisfied and not needing more. If he can do this by drawing closer to Jesus, then I should be able to learn from him by drawing closer to the well of satisfaction that is Jesus.
Now…to put it into practice.