be at ease in twenty-thirteen

If there’s one thing I want to learn in 2013, it’s how to be content.

I want to learn to be happy and joyful regardless of how I view myself that day or how I believe my friends and family view me.  I want to be content regardless of what I have or what I have not.  I want to be at ease with myself, with my family and with my community.  I want to stop allowing my surroundings to dictate my mood.  I want peace in my heart.

I cannot imagine how well life can be experienced if experienced with a contented heart.  Changes would become joyful instead of stressful and everyday would be lived as a blessing.  The time I now spend in discontent would open up to help others, to love others more deeply and to be turned on to how others can be helped.

I pray that the Lord opens this path for me.  That he teaches me the “secret” to being content that Paul talks about in Philippians.

 “I am not saying this because I am in need, for 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

Therefore, my motto for this year is to “Be at ease in 2013” which Brad told me is a near rhyme and that’s good enough for me.



5 thoughts on “be at ease in twenty-thirteen

  1. Delaine

    I’ll be praying contentment for you and me both this year! I’m excited to see how we live it out and be of support to one another.

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  3. Deb Vesco Michel

    I love this Melissa. Very inspiring words to live by indeed. Life is full of changes, stressors, worry…you’ve given me something to ponder today. Thank you for sharing. Love you :o)


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