Being content. This is an area in my life where God is working on me. You know how sometimes you realize an area of weakness in your life? Well, I have had that realization lately. I'm a very driven person. I like to move forward, always looking ahead. This is a good trait, but it can also be detrimental. Propelling yourself forward can have benefits. It can help you elevate your career, reach goals, and grow personally and spiritually; however, it can also cause discontent in life. When I become so focused on the next thing I can become blind to the multitude of blessings the Lord has placed in front of my face. For instance, I think about moving somewhere different or getting a second dog or buying a new car and on and on it goes. You see what I mean? I no longer give thanks for my wonderful life, but instead of become discouraged and frustrated with my current status.
I think about a sermon I heard by Christine Caine called Embrace Your Place. God has placed each of us in a certain set of circumstances through which He intends to move through. The only problem is, we as idiots, get bored and grow restless. When I grow restless I become negative and complain instead of giving praise. When I look around I see an amazing husband and family, an adorable dog that steals my heart, a perfect job, an emerging new group of friends, the Lord's provision abounds. I do not notice. I want to learn to embrace my place, to see the abundant amount of blessing that surrounds because this is the place the Lord has given me and I will be content with that.