Contentment Means That Life Is Not On Hold

Do you ever feel like life is on hold? I hear stories and read blogs about old college friends who are remodeling homes (that they own), and having more babies, and oh yeah, have husbands who are employed.

It's hard to always remember to remind myself that God has me right where I am, right now, for a specific purpose.

It's also hard to always remember that He knows what's best for me and loves me more than I even love myself.

That's why I have to make the choice to be content. I'm learning that contentment, like faith, is often a choice we have to daily make, rather than a feeling.

That's why, for my own benefit, I wanted to repost the 5 tenets of contentment that I learned a while back:

  • Never allow yourself to compain about anything — not even the weather.
  • Never picture yourself in any other circumstance or someplace else.
  • Never compare your lot with another’s.
  • Never allow yourself to wish this or that had been otherwise.
  • Never dwell on tomorrow — remember that tomorrow is God’s, not ours.

These are things I'm going to daily remind myself to do as I wait on God's timing. As an update, I will say that I'm thoroughly enjoying the family time we are being blessed with as Moondoggie waits on a job offer. He seems to be really close to being offered a dream job and we are trying our best to be patient and hoping that this job is in the Lord's plan for him.

I'm daily telling myself, that life is not on hold. God has me right here, right now, for a reason. Oh, and did I mention (even though it's hard to accept sometimes) how thankful I am for that?

family on a beach walk

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28