Do you find yourself thinking about what tomorrow may bring a lot more these days? I know that I find it harder to focus on what I need to accomplish today, wondering about how its all going to turn out for my family, my career and our country.
The workplace is a such a breeding ground for all these thoughts of uncertainty, especially given the challenging times we face politically and economically. Our enemy is having an absolutely wonderful time distracting us and trying to snuff out our hope. How can we continue to go to work each day and stay positive and hopeful about the future?
One of the messages I am beginning to hear coming out of this current crisis is that we must learn to live within our means and take personal responsibility for our own lifestyles. Not that this is anything new, but its not a message that is often heard or modeled by either our government or the culture we live in. We continually are told that we should have more…that we ought to have more comfort and convenience and that it is simply a matter of getting the latest gadget or purchasing the bigger and faster new toy. Have we bought into this lie?
One of the only ways that I can see for us to find peace in all the turmoil is to focus deliberately and intentionally on all that we already have, thanking the Lord for our jobs, homes, families, friends and all the blessings the Lord has given us. Most of all for the hope that we have in our Lord and Savior.
Pray for contentment. Model contentment to those around you. This is one of the greatest blessings of all and we miss out on it in our desire to either have more or to try to be in total control of our lives.
But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6