There are two sides to me; depressant and anti-depressant.
The depressant side manifests itself through isolation. Isolation is attractive because it seems so protective, and so secure. But, it only feeds my depressive state. The only thing that proves isolation safety to be a lie is being aware that I am an isolater.
Isolation can be so deceptive. Why? Because it does not require physical absence. I wished I could offer some words of wisdom on how to defeat the depressant side but, I can not.
However, I hold on to this truth. The valley in the center of a wave resides between two peaks. Therefore, I only have to look up to find my anti-depressant. Seratonin be damned! Guess, I better get climbing.
Can you honestly say you are “content” both, inside and out?
What is “Contentment”?
Where do we find contentment?
Should fleeting environmental circumstances affect our contentment?
Should we rely on personal pleasures or perishable possessions to fuel our contentment?
Apostle Paul seems to share the answers to these questions in Chapter 4 of his letter to the congregation at Philippi.
The secret to un-wavering contentment can be found in Paul’s statement:
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” Philippians 4:4
The key word in this scripture is: ALWAYS. Here the word always is used to mean “completely and infinitely rely upon” the LORD (Jesus).
Just as we all made the decision to have faith in and believe upon our Lord (Jesus), we must also remember to rejoice (or find our Joy) in Him at all times. No matter the environmental or emotional circumstances that happen often and inconveniently in this earthly life.
Rejoicing (to have joy or be joyful) is not a right nor a privilege; it is a choice. I think my personal relationship with Christ is what allows me to be joyful in all circumstances; pain, and suffering included.
Jesus said, “The Spirit is the One who gives life. The flesh doesn’t help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” (John 6:63)…
Had I Known
Had I know my words were spiteful
A better song I’d sung
Had I known my words were hurtful
I would have changed the theme
Had I known my words were vengeful
I would have damned the stream
Had I known my words were wistful
In mind they would have hung
Had I known my words were lifeless
I would have held my tongue