Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Contentment

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” ~Frederick Keon

Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect... it means accepting things as they are. It isn't always easy, but I've made the choice to live with joy and contentment. ♥

Reminding myself of this as this is my current struggle.

I hope you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments!

5 comments:

  1. Wendi,
    I love your quote, as this is a struggle I face as well. So much so, in fact, that I have been studying Biblical Joy in my quiet time lately in an effort to overcome. (Dancing With My Father by Sally Clarkson, in case you are interested.) I don't typically struggle with wanting more or different THINGS, as much as I wrestle with circumstances.....wish my house was cleaner, wish I could stay more organized, wish we accomplished more in homeschool, wish my relationship with that person wasn't so awkward....etc. etc.

    I'm learning more and more that true joy comes from having a realistic and genuine understanding of who God is and making a daily choice (hourly? minute by minute?) to live in constant communication and communion with Him. The formula seems so simple, but distractions and temptations abound making the "simple things" sometimes seem anything but......

    Anyway, delighted by your quote, and praying you have a JOY filled evening!

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  2. Yes learning to be content can be hard at times. I count my blessing when I get down. I also repeat "This too will past" over and over.

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  3. I think that contentment is a choice we make and that sometimes it is hard to make the right choice. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  4. Hey Wendi! I just started a new Bible study this morning by Elizabeth George. It's a study of the fruits of the Spirit. This morning, the study was focused on the constant battle we as children of God have against our flesh. One of the questions asked what some of our personal struggles are and one of mine is definitely discontentment. Not even necessarily over the things I have but a discontentment over how God is using me. It's really ridiculous, really! Sometimes I really have to laugh in shame at myself! Because deep down, beneath that ugly flesh, I know that God loves me and He desires to use me to glorify Him. And I know I need to stop looking around at other women in envy of the way He uses them. Because I am not them. But He made me who I am to fulfill His purpose. I'm praying for you, dear friend, with an understanding for how you are feeling. God has blessed you deeply, just as He's blessed me deeply. And He loves you. And He wants to use your life in a way that is unimaginable! I pray that you would have a very blessed day! Love in Him, Amber

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  5. Great quote, Wendi :) Thanks for sharing it!

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