Content, As christian women we here that word more times than we can count, especially in a season of waiting. Content is defined as,pleased and satisfied : not needing more. Have you been in a season in your life where your feel like you are just waiting? Waiting for a new job, waiting for things to get better, waiting for marriage, etc. Whatever you are waiting for, sometimes it just seems like it's taking forever just like a long line at the grocery store.
When I think about being content, my thoughts instantly go to being content in my singleness. How many times have we heard the cliche lines like "just wait, God's got it" said by well meaning people, only to make you feel worse. There was a time in my life where it was so hard to hear all of those lines without just wanting to cry, because like I said it made me feel worse rather than better. That is when I would get discontent in waiting, sometimes I feel like i am in this never-ending line just waiting for something to happen. I find myself looking for a neon sign from God that tells me what do or says, "this is the one" with an arrow pointing to whoever it is. But then I come back to reality remembering that God's plans far exceed my expectations.
Ephesians 3:20 says, Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. This is our reminder that in those seasons of discontenment, we can find contentment in God's power that at work within us each and every day. The words in Ephesians 3:20 tune out the cliche ones meant to make us feel better but really they do the exact opposite. They put truth to the matter, helping us to remember that God always meets us right where we are at even in our discontentment. He is right there reminding us that he is going to accomplish far more in our lives than we might ask or think. Rest in that truth today, if your battling discontentment or something else all together. Put your source of hope in his words and that is where contentment is found.
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