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by Lue Kincaid

While browsing YouTube a few days ago I came across the following poll:

After looking at the results I wondered how many people are currently not content with where they in the present moment. How many of us look back and long for previous experiences or wish to go back to a time when we were happier? One of my favorite songs is by an artist by the name of John Mayer called “Stop this Train” which is all about life progressing like a train does from one destination to the next and how there’s nothing we can do to stop it. Here is an excerpt from the song:

Stop this train
I wanna get off and go home again
I can’t take the speed it’s moving in
I know I can’t
But, honestly, won’t someone stop this train?
So scared of getting older
I’m only good at being young
So I play the numbers game to find a way to say that life has just begun
Had a talk with my old man
Said, “Help me understand.”
He said, “Turn 68
You’ll renegotiate
Don’t stop this train
Don’t for a minute change the place you’re in
Don’t think I couldn’t ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly, we’ll never stop this train”

I honestly believe that there is a way for every single one of us to be content in whatever stage of life we currently find ourselves. There’s nothing that we can do to go back to what we deem a better time so that’s why we all need to appreciate the present:

10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly because once again you renewed your care for me. You were, in fact, concerned about me but lacked the opportunity to show it. 11 I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself. 12 I know how to make do with little, and I know how to make do with a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. 13 I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:10-13

Regardless of where you find yourself right now – contentment in Jesus exists – it really does! No matter what stage of life we are in and no matter what we have gone through or lost – we still have a unique purpose in this life to fulfill. So instead of focusing on what was or what could’ve been let’s look to what God has in store for our lives in the present.


Much love,


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