Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Are You Content?

"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. I can everything through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:12-13

Oh I so want to answer this question with a big resounding "YES"!!!!!! But the truth is, I'm not content. Well, I kind of am, at least I think I am, but.....

I complain.

I am not satisfied with life.

I worry.

I get anxious.

I try to fix things...and people.

I try to fix myself.

I want new clothes.

I wish I had thicker hair.

I wish I had a thinner waistline.

I wish I had more closet space.


I could go on and on. It is really so selfish. And I say it and mean it, "Lord I am sorry. Please forgive me!" I am blessed beyond measure. I have the Lord in my life. What else could I possibly want????

From one of my favorite books, His Princess, Love Letters From Your King,

You were
given peace when you let Me into your life. It IS possible, My princess, to
enjoy your life with a peaceful mind and a contented heart. You have so much to
look forward to when you're settled in your heavenly home with Me. But for now
you must
remember that nothing you buy or collect will calm your spieit or
soothe your soul like I can. You came into this world with nothing, and that is
how you will leave it. Let Me do more
than give you the good gifts this life
has to offer. I will give you a place of peace, decorated with delight and
filled with memories that will be more cherished than anything this world has to
offer. So let Me be your treasure, and I will give you a rich life that will
become more
beautiful than anything money can buy.

Love,
Your King and your
Contentment
Ok, I'm content:)
Have a blessed day,
Melissa

4 comments:

Joyful said...

Well, I thought I was pretty content until I read your post :o)

I'm not content in every situation. It might not even be about me - I'm not content for other people too! For example, I'm not content today because a very dear friend received scary news at the Dr's office - so, not only do I struggle with my own contentment, I struggle with it in the lives of others.

My favourite word in your post today is 'peace'. Oh for that peace that passes understanding. Thanks for reminding me that peace is already available for me, through Christ. Praying I will live in the center of His peace.

Love & prayers,
Joy

Digging for Pearls said...

Good reminder.

Just wanted to wish you Happy Mother's Day Melissa!

Blessings,
Pearls

Charlene Kidd said...

I am glad to see you back too. I am just as guilty. I have been very slack on my blogging. I have however, not been slack on my eating and excercise. I have dropped a few more inches and pounds. I am really excited and motivated to finish the job.
Love ya,

Denise said...

I too love the Princess book! Melsa, stay focused on Christ and get moving into the Personal training world! This is your time, so take it slow and move move move!I pray the heel heals and, in the process your motivated and still content in the slow pace of it all- that is a herd one I know my friend. Take life slow and it will all work together for good! I truly believbe in that and I know you do too! love U D