“For I have learned how to be content–satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted–in whatever state I am.
I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without and being in want.
I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me. I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency.”
i don’t care what anyone tells you; if you live your life like it’s a competition with those around you, you’re just going to end up disappointed. there are no “winners” and “losers” in life, only those that are content with where they are at, and those who are not.
“A person who feels no attachment to beautiful, external objects will discover a beautiful mind within. Remaining content is the best wealth; not to grasp at what is attractive is the best of all possessions.”
“The willingness to be and to have just what God wants us to be and have, nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else, would set our hearts at rest, and we would discover the simpler life, the greater peace.”