Would You Change Anything?

There are many passages in the Bible that I reference over and over for encouragement. My favorite chapter of the Bible is in this category—Philippians 4. Paul’s circumstances when he wrote this letter were so low, but you’d never know it from the way he spoke. In particular I am amazed by his attitude and overall contentment.

There are many times that I feel discontentment. Then I have to remember verses 11-13. I won’t print it all here, but in those verses he basically said that he knows how to be content in any kind of situation, and he relies on Christ for his strength. I would like to get to that point without even a second thought.

Today I bought some CDs. I haven’t bought any new CDs in a few months, so this was a treat. One of them was an impulse buy, by an old school artist—Lisa Stansfield’s Greatest Hits. I don’t know that many of her songs but something made me hold onto it.

When I got in the car and put in the CD, the first song was “Change.” In case you don’t know or don’t remember the song, here is the chorus:

If I could change

The way

I live my life today

I wouldn’t change a single thing

‘Cause if I changed

my world

into another place

I wouldn’t see your smiling face

It really made me think—can a person make you feel this way? That everything else in your life is OK as long as they are in it?

Mary J.’s song “Fine” has a similar message to it—being perfectly fine and OK with your life as it is.

I’m not there, but I really want to get to that point.

Your thoughts and comments are welcome. Thanks for reading.


3 thoughts on “Would You Change Anything?

  1. Daree – been reading your blog and it is inspirational. I’ve grappled with change the last few weeks, as my birthday is coming up and I’m not where I thought I’d be, but your articles made me realize the things that are important in my life. Oh, and your article about taking a solo trip has inspired me to do the same in March. Prayers and happy thoughts for you.

    1. Thanks for reading, Angie! It’s not too late to make a difference. My thoughts about discontentment have evolved somewhat since that post, and I am feeling a LOT better about where I am today. I hope you have a great time on your trip (I’ll see what you post on Facebook)!

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