Our behavior is important not only to us but to thosearound us. I read if you keep doing the same thing over and over it will soonbecome a habit. Now this could be a good habit or a poor habit. I am sure weall want to have good habits; it would be wonderful to replace our poor habitswith good ones, but how? I think we must learn to think different; you and Ilive in a world that so many are not satisfied with themselves. Their hair isthe wrong color, they are not tall enough, old enough, young enough and on andon with the list of uncertainties. First learn to change the way we think. Whatif today I wrote down three things that I am grateful for? What if as I droveto work I would notice three things that I’m grateful for along the way? Whatif I were to write down some things that I appreciate about my job? Now what ifI were to do that on a consistent basis; don’t you think it would start tochange the way I look at things? Sure it would and is that not what the ApostlePaul was saying?
Philippians4:11 Not that I speak inrespect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewithto be content. Paul said that hehad learned, he wasn’t born knowing how to be content but he learned how to becontent. Then he tells us about our conversation.
Hebrews13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and becontent with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee,nor forsake thee. There it isagain “be content” talk about being content “let your conversation be withoutcraving for possessions.” Be content with what you have and stay far away fromcovetousness (A strong or disorderly desireof obtaining and possessing some supposed good; usually in a bad sense.) What’s the plan? Keep doing the same thing you have been doing andyou’re going to keep getting the same results you have beengetting. Change the way to talk and think and you’ll see what you already haveto be grateful for and you will learn to appreciate what you already have.