Wednesday, June 20, 2012

i will be content

Happy Wednesday! It is going to be a great day today! Why you ask? Have you seen my new blog design? "Ordinary" Housewife got a make over!!! It's all thanks to Krizmah over at Little Homemade Housewife. Let me tell you....she's amazing and I can't thank her enough. I love love love the new design! I would strongly suggest if you want a new blog design to contact her! She's not only a great blog designer but an amazing person!

I was having a hard time coming up with something to write about today. I couldn't decide if I wanted to be inspirational or just talk. So, I have decided to just about being content in life...which in turn might come out inspirational!

This is something that I lack at. I am always wanting something else....something different...never feeling satisfied. This is a struggle in my life and causes some problems in different areas. I feel bad for my husband sometimes because I complain about not going on enough dates or not getting enough flowers or whatever it may be...but in reality he gives me flowers, he takes me on dates, HE LOVES ME!!!!!!!!!!!! With our house, I am always wanting new decorations, don't like the paint color, tear something out, and it goes on and on.

The point is happy and thankful for the things that are here and now. Honestly, I have to sit down sometimes and look around at the things that I do have. I have a wonderful God, a wonderful man who loves the crap out of me, a wonderful home, wonderful parents, and a wonderful life...period. I think I am always striving to please other people which causes me to always want something more and better. I am who I am. I am not perfect and I don't claim to be and I'm starting to be ok with that.

Timothy 6:6-8   
Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

Philippians 4:11-13         
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

I make mistakes all the time and I think that hinders my contentment as well. I sin and I sin in front of people. This makes me feel like a total failure a lot of times. I am supposed to be this great Godly person and here I am sinning in front of people I should be sharing God with. {side note: Christian's aren't perfect, they do make mistakes! It took me a long time as a Christian to figure that one out, so I can imagine how everyone else sees it!} When I feel like a failure, I feel the need to make up for it in other areas...prove myself. I don't claim to be a perfect or close to perfect Christian but thank God for grace and forgiveness.

It's exhausting really. I just want to be able to be ok with who I am and what I have. I have clothes, food, love, shelter, and most importantly a God who loves me despite the fact that here on earth, I am a failure sometimes. {see here}

It's important to always want to be better, but not to the point where you can't be happy with who you are and what you have now. Strive to be a better person, Christian, wife, mother, ect., not to have a different life. The things in life don't make me who I am, don't define me.

I am learning daily to be content with the life that my husband and I are building together. Honestly, nothing else matters at this point in life. Friends come and go but we will always have eachother and always be together. He's stuck with me....yikes! :)

I want to encourage and challenge you to be content. Are there some areas in your life that you don't feel satisfied? I always find that if I dive in to the Word and focus on something else that the constant want for something else seems to go away.

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  1. It is a challenge to live in the here and now and be content! I am terrible about thinking about all the mistakes I've made over and over!

  2. ugh...its such a trap!! :)

    thanks for stopping by~


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