They Want You To Feel That Way.
There are few things that can sabotage your life like a bad attitude.
The simple danger in an attitude is that for many of us, the deadly attitudes that we hold are blind spots in life. We’re just not aware of them, and our ignorance is working to destroy our lives.
One of the most deadly attitudes we could hold, one that is undermining our lives and keeping us from experiencing the real joy that Jesus wants to give us right now, is that of being discontent.
And what’s difficult to process and identify is this: they want you to feel that way.
So, who is the ‘they’ that want you to be unhappy with you life?
In consumer-driven economy, companies spend billions of dollars to convince you that you shouldn’t be happy with what you have. Companies have a product, you have the money, and it’s an advertisers job to convince you that what you have isn’t as good as what they have.
Every time you turn on the TV, open up Facebook, go to the mailbox, read a magazine, or listen to the radio… you’re bombarded with advertisements.
This isn’t going to change. It’s probably only going to get worse.
So… how do stay content in the middle of all this?
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:11-13
We can be content in every circumstance when we realize that Jesus is all we need, all we could hope for, and all we should ever want.
That’s the secret to joy right now, whatever your circumstances.