7.11.2013

faith / on contentment



I've been thinking a lot about contentment lately - and after several conversations with family members and friends, it's definitely been strong on my heart.  Sometimes life feels like one big waiting game, always looking ahead to the next life step, doesn't it?  And at this stage of life, as a single adult with (mostly) married friends and family (and even kids!) waiting for the next step in my own life is hard.

I find myself going through periods of restlessness where I find myself just wishing something could change - not even a big change necessarily but something just big enough that it makes you feel like you're keeping up a bit better with the world around you.

But when I finally stop, quiet my heart and spend time with God,  I realize it's not the world I should be looking at & comparing myself to.  He has a unique plan for each of His children's lives and who am I to doubt that?  I want to stop living like I'm waiting - I just want to live the life my God has for me.  Easier said than done I'm sure, but recognizing that I'm looking at the world for contentment instead of  at Him is the first step in moving toward becoming a content & joyful woman in Christ.  I came across this quote from St. Augustine a while ago, and I think it sums it up perfectly! :)

Anyway, thanks for reading this slightly random, rambly post...I know I can't be the only one struggling with this so I thought I'd share - hopefully these words encourage you like they have me!

4 comments:

  1. This was just what I needed to read today! We have several friends who are buying their first, and it's sooo hard to wait for our turn. Thank you for sharing what is on your heart! It did encourage me. :)

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  2. I'm so glad Kayla! thanks for reading!!

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  3. Agree with Kayla - thank you so much for posting this, Liz. I'm excited with/for you for whatever God has next... but in the meantime am so grateful for your friendship in this stage of both of our lives.

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