Think Big Trophy Whitetails Are Elusive? .. THINK AGAIN!
I read this today .. and could not get away from the thought that deer hunters might really better understand what is being said in this message about - Contentment in Every Circumstance. In the dictionary the tem elusive means - to evade grasp or pursuit such as elusive prey .. hard to comprehend or define ... and hard to isolate or identify .. Many people think contentment is elusive, because happiness and peace never last. But is that really the reason? It’s common to associate a state of satisfaction with a positive situation ..
.. but Paul challenges this idea when he says, “I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am” (Phil. 4:11).
Contentment isn’t something that comes naturally; it is learned. And what kind of classroom do you think God uses?
It’s not in the midst of comfort and ease that we sense gratification most profoundly, but in situations that cause us to be troubled, fearful, and anxious. Think about it - worried, concerned, apprehensive, fearful, uneasy, ill at ease, perturbed, troubled, disquieted, bothered, disturbed, distressed, fretful, fretting, agitated, in a state of agitation, nervous, in a state of nerves, edgy, on edge, tense, overwrought, worked up, keyed up, strung out, jumpy, afraid, worried sick, with one's stomach in knots, with one's heart in one's mouth, on pins and needles, stressed, under stress, in suspense, flurried - TELL ME .. ever been there?