Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I saw this image on and it made me smile. I think I need this image posted in every room of my house some days to remind me to be happy with what God has blessed me with.

A lot of people struggle with contentment in their life. This is my #1 struggle. My mom has always said that I'm never content (but she always said it in a joking way). Always wanting what I don't have and having to know what is going to happen next. Instead of living in the moment, soaking up every ounce of life. I know I am so blessed by Him and I am so thankful for everything he has given me.

My main struggle with contentment is with having another child. I have been desperately wanting another child (like right now) but my husband, on the other hand, is absolutely against having another right now. Recently I have been struggling and obsessing over the idea. I have had nights full of tears and heartache, too depressed to take care of the miracle that God had already blessed me with. Trust me it was bad.

After a few days of being so down and contemplating getting medicated (bc thats what people do when they are depressed right?jk), I received an email from a dear friend who knew what I was going through. When I read the email it was like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I finally had peace. There it was, exactly what I had been looking for.

What brings contentment? Contentment is a gift from God and grows out of having His perspective on life. It's in the Bible, Philippians 4:12-13, NIV. "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
Contentment grows out of humility and trust in God. 

Its not like I had not heard the verse before but I had not read it or connected it with what I was presently going through. While I was depressed and so down, noone could say anything to help me. Those words made me see the whole situation in a new light. Sometimes you just have to be reminded to look around at what God has blessed you with and put our complete faith and trust in him during every trial that we might face.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I needed this too. Thanks for posting!

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