Here I sit waiting on my Honda Fit to get its oil changed and rear taillight replaced. The waiting room is warm, comfy, and safe. The people at the repair shop are some of the nicest people you would ever want to meet, and I trust them – TOTALLY! There have been too many times when they said, “Mrs. Howell, your car only needed its oil changed. Everything else is great.” Therefore, I know they are not planning to pull dollars from my wallet with unnecessary repairs. So, why am I wondering how quickly I can leave?
Isn’t that like life in general? We find ourselves in situations that are not uncomfortable in any way, yet we spend our energy trying to leave that situation. It all makes me wonder why we don’t learn to be content in each hour of the day. I am reminded of this scripture. “I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content” (Phillipians 4:11). That is a lesson not many of us have learned. I know I have a long way to go in obtaining that goal.
Knowing my desire to be content no matter what, I am striving to see the good in each minute of the day. So what is good about sitting in a repair shop listening to a sports cast on the television (I’m not interested in sports at all)? It has given me time to write this blog. That makes for a good use of my time. Contentment is a good thing. I’m seeking it in everything. How about you? Come back next week and Listen To My Brain Rattle.