I hate it and I love it.
I crave it and I wish it away.
I want it now and I don’t want it. Ever.
Yet change is necessary. Things can not always stay the same. Well. I suppose they could, but that would be boring! Change is something I have recently very much welcomed in my life. I find myself ‘getting the itch’ for something new. I look around and see what I can do to curb the craving. I rearrange furniture, change up my schedule, do something new, read a new book….
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” Philippians 4.12
And still, in the midst of the desire for change, I find myself just asking God to help me content where I am. Content with what life has for me right now. I know that more money, more land, a different job for my husband, more of really anything will help me to be content. I believe the only thing that makes us content is knowing Jesus. I know, sounds pretty Sunday School answer doesn’t it? And yet. I believe it’s true.
“You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16.11
This is why time with God is so important. I feel like the Holy Spirit has been impressing on me to live in the presence of God. Daily. Moment by moment. I am not there…. yet. But someday, I hope to be. In His presence is fullness of joy. And that is what I want. The joy of His presence. I believe that will leave me content in my season of desiring change. Don’t you think?
What is your secret to being content? How do you remain content and joyful in the season of desiring change?
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