Learn To Be Content

 

"In all things, I have learned to be content." That same statement can be applied to marriage. In 1 Corinthians, If you know your going to try to stay married no matter what than we need to learn to be content. Notice the verse says "learned". Obviously this doesn't happen overnight. I remember in the past there were times that I felt like I hated my spouse. I know this isn't very God like but I am just being honest. Even though I felt this way at times, I still wanted to be with him. I 'm sure I was having some personal struggles at the time. Although, some of the reason was just him and the way he was. We were not getting along at that time. We were not putting God first for this period of time either. I would probably have to say we were even somewhat backslidden in our faith. I felt somewhat content before and then it got all complicated. Things get complicated when you take your eyes of of the Lord. Sin begins to grow in our hearts. Like a bag of apples that contains one rotten apple, after awhile they all go rotten. Think of this analogy about our thoughts. I had to pray and pray that I would be content. I had to re-learn how to be content.


Content definition:

To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.

To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.

Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.

Acquiescence without examination.

That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.

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