Have you ever thought about how much words mean? About how words can define us.
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.
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Oh , how I long to always be content in what God has given me and where He has placed me. Thanks for the reminder. Phil. 4:8
Looking forward ~
Amazing post, Michelle! You have really inspired me to choose positive word to focus on for the year and put it into practice. So grateful to be your neighbor from the Motivate and Rejuvenate Monday Link-Up! Thank you so much for sharing this! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂
The words that come out of our mouths are of the utmost importance because they determine our lives. I choose positive words. 🙂
Thanks for this inspiration. Have a lovely day!