September 3, 2014

Contentment + Wednesday's Words // Vol 2



Welcome to Wednesday's Words!

Jenni and I are so thankful to have you join us this week!

I know I've talked about contentment here before, but I started reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (which I highly recommend) and my lack on contentment was brought to my attention again.

What really hit me when reading this book was Paul's verse in Philippians.  I've read this verse countless times, but Voskamp brought up a point that I had never paid attention to.  Paul doesn't say in verses 11 and 12 that contentment was second nature for him.  Paul says that he learned to be content in every situation.  

Being content isn't something that just comes.  Frankly, it is the opposite of human nature to be content.  We always want more, want to be at the next point in our lives, and once we get more it still isn't enough.  That is why being content is a learning process.  It is a learning process full of successes and failures.  In my experience, once I feel like I have become content in a certain area of my life, God opens my eyes to a different area of my life full of discontent.  Friends, learning is a process.  We aren't going to learn to be content in every area of life overnight.  

My prayers is to be thankful and content no matter where God has me.  I'm learning, slowly day by day how this looks in my life! And I pray that we can all strive to live life full of thankfulness. 

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8 comments:

  1. Contentment is definitely something that I have struggle with as well & it wasn't until I started being more grateful and focused on thanksgiving in my prayer life to God that I started to be at peace. I love your thoughts in this & that verse in Philippians is perfection. God is showing me that when I am content in Him, it won't matter if I have much or less. Blessings, girl!!!

    xoxo
    Katie

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    1. I love how you put it, "focused on thanksgiving in my prayer life". That is such a simple concept that is hard to focus on! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  2. You are so right, it is a process! But I think the actual process is the most important part, because you learn so much about yourself through it.

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    1. So so true! God always uses the process to make me better!

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  3. I bought this book last night because of your recommendation, and wept through the entire first chapter. I can't wait to read more!

    Thanx!

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    1. I'm right there with you...there have been lots of tears! I hope you love the rest! It has been such a needed read for me!

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  4. Contentment is SO hard. I think it's the Devil's goal in my life to make sure I'm always wanting something more. And that's so ridiculous...so crazy for me to sit in a state of waiting, all the time. It's unrealistic and makes me miss out on the present. I have One Thousand Gifts on my to-read list and I can't wait for it!

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    1. It is so hard and it's a lesson that God has brought to my attention multiple times lately! I'm glad I'm not the only one that struggles! You will love One Thousand Gifts!!

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