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Seven Days Of Wisdom- Day 3: Be Content

Good day friends and family, and Happy Sabbath. I hope everyone had a good week. I was going to share this with you last night, but my body demanded rest. Nevertheless, onto yesterday’s wisdom. 

About two months ago, I applied for a job at a writing publication in Nashville, Tennessee. Just like the last job I applied for, I thanked God for putting an opportunity in front of me. But unlike the last job I applied for, I didn’t get an interview. As expected, they chose someone with more experience. The rejection made me shed a tear or two as I rested my head against my pillow one night. Almost two years out of college, I thought, and I’m still don’t have a dream job. How much longer do I have to wait? Were those four years of school a waste? Maybe I should have chosen a better field. 

I ranted to my mother about how I felt and she explained to me that I should be content with what I have, as the Bible instructs. I already have a job. It may not be the ideal occupation I was hoping for, but it pays. It enables me to pay for everything- car maintenance; gas; phone bills; and student loans, which remind me of the hard work I went through for four years. Be grateful for what you have, because there are those who aren’t as fortunate as you are in some regards.

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where* and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” -Philippians 4:11, 12

My mother’s words encouraged me to not only push forward, but it also inspired me to write a poem. 

“Be Content, Keep Searching “

In bed feel flustered
Cause I won’t get the job
I applied for last month,
Feeling I’ve been robbed
 

Of something I’d be good at it.
Writing is my passion.
Kudos to whom was chosen
I can only imagine
 

What qualifications they had
How more suited they could be
I applaud other writers
But when will my time be
 

To find an awesome job
Within my chosen field?
This year or more longer?
It’s tough not to yield

 
Seems like only yesterday
I walked across that stage,
Feeling like I finished a chapter
Ready to turn the page

 
Of the next chapter in my life.
“College is over and done,”
I thought. “Bring on those jobs
For The real world has begun.”

 
I did find some work
Not what I had in mind
But it pays those bills
I guess I’m doing fine.

 
“Be content,” my Mom says.
For I already have a job.
There are those who have none
They have reason to sob.

 
The only comfort I can take
Is that God has a plan
To give me something better.
It’s all in His Hands.

 
Would you look at that.
My frustration’s gone away.
It took only some poetry
And alone time to pray.


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By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

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