Contentment in spite of circumstances...

3:02 PM

I started this a few days ago and am now just publishing  it! Better late then never ;)

I am sitting in the dining room with my sweet little boy sleeping in the swing. The dishwasher is chugging away. An early lunch I made for my love is sitting on the stove waiting to be put away.

It is peaceful in here.

I just realized how peaceful it was. In spite of some things.

It is not my dining room. My baby boy is not sleeping in his swing. It is not our dishwasher chugging away. It is not our stove that heated up my husbands lunch.

I have been struggling these past few weeks, well ok, months, with-contentment. We are truly believing that the Lord has us moving on to the next chapter of our lives and right now that means that we are having to wait.

I have been doing a lot of  looking around at others and comparing what they have that I don't have.

Not really a good idea...

I am learning the importance of being content in the here and now. Not looking around at others but instead realizing the importance of just looking at Jesus.

Only Him.

I need to keep reminding myself of that. Look only to Jesus...and believe that He knows what is best for this time of waiting.




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  1. I'm learning the same lesson in a house with no stove, no dryer, no shower, and no tub, with my bed next to my dining room table and the kids beds next to the bookshelves---which are next to their dressers. HUGE lesson in contentment!

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    1. Wow! How silly of me to look at all your beautiful work and think your life is idyllic!!! Ofcourse we all struggle with this issue of contentment! From your pictures and posts it looks like you've got it made and it is too easy for me to be jealous?, yes jealous! of what looks like a perfect world: perfect house, home, and family. I do know only God is perfect! Thanks for being real with us, not that you weren't before...this is Beth Harvey Ferguson, media impaired, just on facebook, anonymous only because I don't know what profile to select!

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    2. Wow Missie I can not imagine! How neat what the Lord has been teaching you through it all! Hugs and love :)

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    3. Oh beth thank you for reading!! :) You are so sweet!

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  2. Ah yes. Contentment is not an easy thing to attain. I struggle with having three children in a tiny house...wishing for a bigger house, not thankful for my little haven I have now. Then, the LORD reminds me that a bigger house is not needed right now. A bigger house means more housework and more responsibility. Not sure I am ready for that right now. Glad that you are learning this important trait early in motherhood. No matter what comes your way in THIS life, if you learn to be content, you will thrive and grow and be SO HAPPY!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sally! You are such an encouragement!

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  3. Hmm, I really appreciate your being so honest in this post, Katy, because I think we've all struggled with comparing ourselves to others!

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    1. I definitely think so! I just didn't realize how many other people struggled with that too...

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  4. This was a blessing to me, thankyou!

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