Who Are You?

by Stan Mitchell
bicycle-wheel.jpg“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances” (Philippians 4:11).
When I was a kid, I had one perfect day. All day I rode my bike with my two best friends, round and round the neighborhood. No interference from pesky sisters, no chores demanded by interfering parents, just the hum of wheels and bicycle chains, and the laughter of little boys.
That night, as all good boys must, I thanked God for the day, and declared that if every day thereafter was like that one, I would be truly happy.
But life cannot be one endless succession of perfect days. School and responsibilities and the feelings and needs of others intrude. So how can a person become truly happy?
There are only two ways to be truly content. Either you can arrange for everything to always go your way or you can learn to be content with everything that comes your way.
The first is not realistic. No one is that fortunate. Into every life, a little rain must fall. Your favorite sports team will not win a world championship every season, your boss will not always do things your way, and on the road you will have to yield to other drivers from time to time.
Guess the only way to be truly happy is to be content in whatever circumstances you find yourself!
Happiness, it turns out, does not come from what happens to you, but who you are! So I have just one question for you. Do you know?

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