When I saw this beautiful caterpillar on the steps of our villa in St Lucia I marvelled at its beauty and coloration. However, after about 15 seconds it occurred to me that this caterpillar was suffering from location discontent and really needed to get to the next lavish bush or tree and was wasting no time in doing so.
Like us, who suffer from location discontent in our worklife, or place of deployment, discontent from being on the hot steps of the villa was motivation enough for that caterpillar to get off the dime and move. But we ask, to where? Rick Warren mentions that one way to stop discontent is to stop comparing which is true in many cases, but consider another solution, to literally move away from discontent and towards contentment.
Philippians 4 is a beautiful testimony of Paul who had learned to be content in every circumstance. Wow! How can that be? The pearl of great price is a personal relationship with Christ that brings both location and relation contentment apart from location or relation circumstances. Isn’t that cool and worth investigating? Look over Philippians 4 (pay attention to the sentence that contains, “through Christ”) and let me know what you think? Why remain stuck in discontent when you could move towards contentment through Christ? Peace and Out.