Just a few short weeks ago, content was probably the last thing I was. Even now, looking back, I’m embarrassed and disappointed in myself. The way I thought, the way I acted, the things I did, and talked about. It was all coming from a place, very opposite of contentment. You see, in this “success” driven, hustle and grind, instaperfect world, it’s really easy to think where you’re at, isn’t good enough. That, it’s not where you’re supposed to be and that you’re not getting where you’re supposed to be going fast enough. Being immersed in this social media filtered life, discontent can sneak up on you. Suddenly all you have, all you’re blessed with, isn’t enough. Trust me when I say, you don’t want that wake up call to gently (or not so gently) remind you to be thankful, to be grateful, to be content.
A blessing in a lesson showed me how much I was missing out on in my life by not being content where I am. There’s nothing wrong with wanting or desiring more. Listen, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11. My Joyce Meyer daily devotional defines content as “being satisfied to the point where nothing disturbs you no matter what’s going on, but not satisfied to the point that you never want any change” There’s always greater, later. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be content in this moment. Right now.
“But godliness with contentment is great gain” ~ 1 Timothy 6:6
If you step out of the world for a moment, out of your own mind, and your own desires, you can experience the true beauty in being content. In being truly thankful and at peace for all that you have and where you are. It’s a joy like no other, to go through each day knowing that who you are, and what you have, is enough. ~ xoxo