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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I'm addicted to coupons and every penny counts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your success stories with me as well.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Learning To Be Content While I'm Waiting

 
Philippians 4:11 has been heavy on my heart lately.  "Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content."  Content is something I haven't been lately.  I'm constantly looking for more.  What I have isn't enough.  And I'm not just speaking about material things.  I'm currently a stay at home Mom.  Instead of enjoying this time with my beautiful 2 year old boy, I'm searching online daily for that perfect dream job, constantly wondering what will happen next month, and begging God to write His plan for my future in the sky.  I'm not content.  Skipping down to verse 19 which says "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus".  This verse has proven itself over and over to our family.  God has taken care of every need we have in the good times and the bad times.  Why do I want more?  God has put me in this situation for a reason.  He's teaching me something and I'm too busy to listen to His voice.  I'm too busy planning how I'm going to fix this circumstance I'm in.  Back in verse 6-7 it says, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."  I'm clearly not applying verse 19 to my life because I'm worried about my needs or desires being met which is causing me to be anxious.  How do I stop wanting?  How do I stop trying to fix my circumstance on my own?  How do I learn to be content?  I don't really have the answers to those questions other than I'm taking one day at a time.  I'm reminding myself hourly to appreciate the little things.  God will eventually reveal His plan in His timing.
 
I love the song below and how it reminds me that I need to continue serving and worship God while waiting for Him to reveal His plan.
 
"While I'm Waiting" by John Waller

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