Wrestling with Contentment

It is one of those days.  One of those days where you wake up with the best of intentions, quiet time, workout, make bed, and off for the day.  The intentions came crashing down.  I made it halfway through my workout.  I looked up at the clock midway through the battle with my hair to realize it was time to leave.  The hair ended up winning.  Lets just say I pulled off the Texan look for sure today.   I walked past my room where I think there must have been another war between my down comforter and pillows after I popped out of bed this morning.  I hate not feeling on top of my day!

my Texan hair?
my Texan hair?

The next step was walking into a home full of teenage girls, who are about to bring children into this world.  This is the kind of thing which you might want to prepare to enter.

Needless to say by 2PM, I found myself a grump desperately in need of that overdue quiet time.  Have you been here?  Have you every had one of these days?  If not, you are free to move on to stocking another blog.  Wait!  Actually leave me a comment telling me how to avoid these days altogether before you go on.

Finally, before getting on to my to-do list.  I decided to nestle into the couch pillows for a little bit and ask Jesus for some help with this heart.  “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”  Ezekiel 36:8

Then I went on to spend some time reading a bit of Paul’s letter to young Timothy.  I personally think it’s possible that Timothy had some of “these days” too?

This is where contentment comes in.  “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6  I started looking up some definitions of content.  And this one stood out to me.

CONTENT, n.

1. Rest or quietness of the mind in the present condition; satisfaction which holds the mind in peace, restraining complaint, opposition, or further desire, and often implying a moderate degree of happiness.
Hmm…  If I seen contentment as something valuable, I have job to do.  I must

restrain “complaint, opposition, or further desire.”  In doing so this will “often” imply a moderate degree of happiness.  What a divine concept.  One of the definitions of contentment is simply one word “gratitude.”

Sweet Jesus, help me to restrain my complaints, and embrace you and the good things you have done in my life!

I wanna be content in any and ever circumstance.

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2 Replies to “Wrestling with Contentment”

  1. I really like your “Texan” hair!! Usually when I have a bad day… I go to sleep and hope that the next day is better! Miss you!!

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