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