Creative Work

The Secret of Contentment

Lori Scott

It’s not that I don’t dream big dreams
or that I lack in self-esteem.
It’s not that I don’t strive for more
or kick ambition out the door.
It’s that no matter what my goal,
I keep obsession in control.
It’s that I work hard, hope, and sweat,
and do my best without regret,
then set my efforts at the throne—
a gift for God, and God alone.
Results, no matter what I’ve spent,
are in God’s hands; so I’m content.

—from devozine (September/October 2013). Copyright © 2013 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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