Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Be content already!!!

(Note:  This is a post I shared on another lovely blogger's blog about 3 years ago.... Still valid, still trying πŸ˜‰ )

This last week I have spent sooooo much time in front of my computer making changes on my blog.  Firstly to a new domain (or two), then to change the look and after a week of tweaking and primping and changing.... it dawned on me... "The way I had it works better, is more versatile, has more options, etc etc."  Man, how annoying is that.  So then I spent the better part of a Saturday morning (sigh) undoing all I had done!

Really?  And while I was busy undoing I was thinking, "Why did you do all that?"  "What was the goal?"  "What had I hoped to achieve or better?"  And really, I had no answers.  Although, truth be told, my lack of knowledge of computer lingo did lead me to believe I was getting something I ultimately wasn't.  Isn't that the way of worldly advertising?

But, I digress..... (I still love saying that....)

The point is my dissatisfaction led me to waste a WHOLE lot of time.  Had I been content with what ultimately turned out to be what was best for me anyway, I would not have lost all that time.  And I believe that maybe God used all this to remind me about my discontent in general.  Someone asked on facebook last week, "What is your word for next year?"  And I thought, "um, what is my word for this year?" I had to go back and look.  Sad, I know.  And guess what it is?  You got it, CONTENT!



Okay, okay, God certainly has a way of getting one's attention.  So, I did a little soul searching and realized that I am more content, I do leave more in God's hand, BUT.... that has been slowly eroding.

So, today, I stand before you (via a seat in front of my computer, lol) reminded that I am to be content IN ALL THINGS.  And I remind you in-turn, leave all those things you can do nothing about, in God's hands and be content to know that, well, He has got this...

Heb 13 v 5:  Let your conduct be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have.  For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." 

Phil 4 v 11:  Not that I speak  in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.

So, thank you bloggers for reading my post and I would love for you to comment here at my (now re-unchanged) blog!  I always am blessed by your encouraging words

God bless
Tracy

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed reading this and needed this reminder today! Thank you!

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