Are you (dis)contented?

By Dave Henning / February 28, 2012

Are you content with your current status in your journey toward healing and ministry revision, or do you struggle with discontent?  Do you focus on the particular ministry you lost or are you seeking ministry opportunities wherever God has placed you at the present moment?  Albert Schweittzer (cited by Kurt Senske in The Calling) one commented that some people want to “dedicate themselves to larger tasks because those that lay nearest did not satisfy them. . . .Only someone who feels his preference to be a matter of course, not something out of the ordinary, and who has no thought of heroism, but recognizes a duty undertaken with somber enthusiasm, is capable of becoming a spiritual adventurer such as the world needs.”  Or, as St. Paul puts it in Philippians 4:12- “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation. . .”

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  • Avatar David L. says:

    Interestin how we at times have the tendency to focus our energies on personal wounds brought about by lost ministries. Although it is ‘normal’, the mourning processes that is, it becomes ‘abnormal’ when we dwell on it for extended, or as I would like to think ‘over extended’ amounts of time. What happens? I think we all know the answer, we become stagnant, and ‘can’t move forward’. Well, my answer is of course we can go forward, but only through the power of prayer(as most of us understand), but, there will be those times when we’ll feel like we are ‘stuck’. I’m going through this situation myself, and thank goodness, and the Father, I’ll be coming out the other side shortly. Satisfaction, comes in all shapes and sizes, from miniscule to gigantic, I’m happy and satisfied when I can at least one small thing a day for the Father, and move on. Peace to all!

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