Recently I read the following scripture:
“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”
I really like what Paul is saying here. He is telling us that whatever his is doing he is content, or happy. This is amazing, and here is why: Paul was heavily persecuted as an Apostle. He was stoned, shipwrecked three times, and scourged five times. He also was imprisoned several times. While following and teaching of Christ, Paul had a hard life. This is a great example for everyone, including me! I sometimes find myself wishing for better things, instead of being content with what I have.
In 2008, the apostle Joseph B. Wirthlin, gave an awesome talk called Come What May, and Love It. Click here to read it.
In his talk, Elder Wirthlin gives great advice on how to be happy in our circumstances. He says:
- Learn to Laugh
- Seek for the Eternal
- Understand the Principle of Compensation
- Trust Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ
These are great! Please read the talk, because Elder Wirthlin shares some pretty funny stories and gives some great advice. I know that if we are content with our lives we will be happy.
How can you be happy with yourself?