Many people claim to be happily contented with life. But many of them are simply mediocre who do not wish to give that extra effort.
Which one are you?
Happy contentment is a reward. Mediocrity is a curse.
Happy contentment is a gift to one who has given his all but failed. Mediocrity is a title granted to those who could have given more but didn’t.
Happy contentment is fulfillment in the honest attempt for real success. Mediocrity is satisfaction in the poor effort of trying to attain it.
Happy contentment has no regrets because there is nothing left to do. Mediocrity is filled with it because more could have still been done.
Happy contentment is standing before God exhausted but victorious. Mediocrity is standing before God refreshed but defeated.
For Christians, knowing that we have given our all in loving and serving our God is the measuring rod of our contentment. Not success. Not the praise of men. Not the accolades from others.
At the end of his life, the Apostle Paul was in a state of happy contentment when he said: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).
If this is our goal for ourselves, then at the end of our lives, we shall surely rest in indescribable peace!
A blessed All Souls and All Saints Days to all of you!