Thursday's Thought

A Weekly Inspirational Message

"Something to help you through the remainder of the week."

Thursday, August 23, 2007


A Learned Characteristic

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.

Philippians 4:11-12


     Contentment is not an inborn trait. It is developed over time. It involves counting your blessings, not your desires. It involves putting your trust in the Lord implicitly. It is being more focused on disposition rather than position.

     The textbook of Contentment contains chapters on Patience, Forbearance, Understanding, and most of all, Faith. It's in the application of the knowledge gained that one learns contentment.

An Afterthought

     One way to learn contentment is to think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now–and then gained it back.

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