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Sonntag, 7. Oktober 2012

Joy and the Art of Contentment

Joy and the Art of Contentment

Too often I find that I am waiting for this or that to happen and then I’ll give myself permission to be happy or content. Time passes and I get things on my to-do list finished just in time to fill up another list! It is like the laundry – I am finally accepting the fact that the laundry is never really done – it is just a cycle that goes around and around and around. But life is more than laundry or jobs or things that must be dealt with. If that is all God wanted from us then He would have done better to make a bunch of robots. But he didn’t – He risked everything by giving us free-will which allows us to know Him or reject Him utterly. God is willing to live with us and die for us. That truth makes the to-do-list rather insignificant by comparison. Don’t get me wrong. I love to achieve results; keep the house clean, teach the kids, organize and plan with the best but I know that the temptation to work without reference to the God who made me is very great. I end up thinking that silly disasters like a spoiled dinner, a ruined shirt or a torn book make the world less good. Or I set goals that are not achieved as quickly as I would like and the sun doesn’t seem to shine so bright. Silly me! God still exists even when real disasters strike and I can always love Him – no matter what! Suddenly I feel a joy of contentment because my worth is not based on a thing or a result but on the desire of God who made me on purpose for some definite good.
So – I am going to go take a walk and thank Him and know He is mine as I am His and life with all its details and to-do lists…. is good. 

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