• Bessie Barker


Are you secretly envious of those 'perfect' people who seem content, no matter what life throws at them? ~ It's as if they are floating ABOVE life's issues. Beautiful to watch, painful to miss out on! ~ So can you actually grow your contentment capacity? ~ Yes! It's happening right now, can you feel it? ~ God is presenting daily invitations to deepen your joy-quota - and they are nestled within challenges. ~ EXPERIMENT: When you feel the joy drained out of you, reach out of the challenge to claim the calm: ~ • NOTICE the upset/discomfort • • DIVE IN instead of patching it up or numbing it away with distractions • • ADMIT to God how you feel let down: He can work with your honest feelings but not when you're holding back • • RELEASE your grip on the outcome: we can't control it all anyway, so rest the burden at His feet • • WHISPER His name: "Jesus..." Allow the room to get quiet and you can almost feel a calm rest on you • • KEEP TALKING & RELEASING to God throughout your day. ~ In short: GAZE AT GOD, GLANCE AT PROBLEMS ~ The regular act of reaching for God who is higher, lifts you above the challenge. ~ And, each time you do this - instead of ignoring the anger or fighting it alone - you are in contentment training. ~ Don't wait for life to be perfect to feel the calm of contentment. Reach for Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:12 "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want." ~

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