Contentment

Sometimes I wish I were craftier. And more natural. And more peaceful. And when people read my blog, they would say, “Wow! Can you totally write a book?” Like her.

Sometimes I wish I cooked better. And was funnier. And took better pictures. And when people read my blog, they would say, “Wow! Can you totally write a book?” Like her.

Sometimes I wish I listened to God better. And spent more time in His Word. And was more interesting. And when people read my blog, they would say, “Wow! Can you totally write a book?” Like her.

Sometimes I wish my life were a little different. A little better. A little funnier. A little more tranquil.

And then I remember that God created me just for this life. And how I love this life!

I love the challenges. I love the frustrations. More accurately, I love that God teaches me through the challenges and frustrations.

I love that we’re average. I love that we’re ordinary. More to the point, I love knowing that because He loves us, I live an extraordinary life.

Even when, especially when, it doesn’t feel like it.

5 thoughts on “Contentment

  1. Wow! Can you totally write a book?

    [smile] Great point. We certainly have this odd draw to want to fill other people's roles. Not sure why it's so hard to see the beauty and importance of what we do…

    ~Luke

  2. So beautifully simple!

    I relate, very much. I spent my youth silently wishing I was someone else…then my early adulthood finding out that I was in the process of becoming more like Christ-if I'd just lay it down for Him…then, I found the "blog world" and found women who were more quiet, meek, humble, intelligent, slow to anger, less politically minded, and more Christ-like.

    This caused me much distress, as I couldn't figure out how I could become them-when afterall, this is exactly who God made me.

    Now I'm trying to realize that He made me just who I am, and for His purpose I am this person, and I am here.

    I'm thankful for my life-as ordinary as it may seem, we are on a mission for Christ, as well.

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