What A Life of Discontentment Looks Like

The following poem, titled Present Tense, was written by a 14 year old, Jason Lehman, who beautifully picture for us what a life of discontentment looks like. I will let it speak for itself-
It was spring,
But it was summer I wanted,
The warm days,
And the great outdoors.
It was summer,
But it was fall I wanted,
The colorful leaves,
And the cool, dry air.
It was fall,
But it was winter I wanted,
The beautiful snow,
And the joy of the holiday season.
It was winter,
But it was spring I wanted,
The warmth,
And the blossoming of nature.
I was a child,
But it was adulthood I wanted,
The freedom,
And the respect.
I was 20,
But it was 30 I wanted,
To be mature,
And sophisticated.
I was middle-aged,
But it was 20 I wanted,
The youth,
And the free spirit.
I was retired,
But it was middle age I wanted,
The presence of mind,
Without limitations.
My life was over.
But I never got what I wanted.
Let us learn the lesson of contentment rather than live our entire life with discontentment. Reflect on the words of Paul: “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything though him who gives my strength” (Philippians 4:13).
(Note: this past Sunday I shared the message I Will Live With Contentment on how to find contentment from this great passage in Philippians 4:10-13. If you missed it and you would like to receive it or review it, then go to fbcpompano.org, and scroll to the bottom of the page to listen or watch this sermon).  
Blessings Today,
Pastor Ron

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