I am reading a book for professional development called, “Leading from the 2nd Chair”. It has provided both professional and personal insights that have been instrumental in growing in my leadership skills over the last few months.
I recently read a section about contentment and how we choose it. “Contentment is possible if you choose to understand that something more is always at work in your experiences, beyond your needs, expectations and frustrations.” (Bonem, 124)
I wrestled with that because of some recent challenges I had with both health and job. The circumstances were out of my control and made me feel down, so it was hard to imagine that I could have chosen contentment. But, it reminded me of a passage from one of Paul’s letters.
The key is Christ. No matter what the circumstance, we can choose contentment because God has chosen us as his dearly beloved children, who are clothed in the grace we have been given through Christ’s death and resurrection.
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