Content or not content?

March 25, 2011


How often do you look at the man looking back at you in the mirror and say “what a man” and mean it positively. It is a fact that many people do not like the person they see looking back at them. Guilt and disappointment play a big role in how we approach the rest of life. Somehow we must find a way to accept ourselves, come to grips with whom we are, allow God to change us, and be content with those changes. Our past is to be overcome and our future is to be pursued.

Paul said he learned to be content in whatever state he was in. That can only be done as we accept who we are and what God is doing in our lives. Paul also said he was able to accomplish all things through Christ. Part of that is accepting that Christ is the answer and part of that is accepting that past failure does not dictate future progress. We all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. We all have failed. We all have not done as good as we might have expected at times. We have a tendency to hold the guy in the mirror responsible.

Balance in our lives appears to be illusive at times. We know challenge makes us better however we know also that we need encouragement. In particular we need the encouragement of success. In leadership we are taught to take time to encourage those who work with and for us. We are taught to take specific time to point out successes that promote encouragement. Maybe we should take a little time for ourselves. Not promoting arrogance but promoting hope, happiness, and success so that we might be able to look in the mirror and say “WHAT A MAN.”

Man_Up and be the man that God wants you to be.


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