Monday, May 9, 2011

Limburger in Your Mustache

A little boy snuck into the bedroom of his grandfather when he was sleeping. He stuck some Limburger cheese on his mustache and then slipped out the room. A little while later, the grandfather woke sniffing. "This bedroom stinks," he muttered. He walked into the living room and said, "This living room stinks." When he entered the kitchen he griped, "This kitchen stinks too!" Finally he walked outside, took a whiff and yelled, "The whole world stinks!"
Some people have Limburger cheese in their attitudes and so wherever they go, it stinks. Discontentment is a restless spirit that can never be satisfied. As a result, it goes on an endless search to find greener grass--that mythical place where everything is perfect. Contentment is just the opposite. It's having a peaceful spirit that has learned to be happy in every situation.
Do you have Limburger in your mustache? Paul said, "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation" (Phil. 4:12). There's good and bad in every situation. Contentment comes by finding whatever is good in your situation, focusing on it, and making it bigger in your mind than your problems. To hear the entire message on this topic, go to and click on "A Contented Heart."