Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Being content and not looking at others

I write this blog post as this is something that has been on my heart lately. As sinners in this fallen world are we ever content with what God has given us? Are we always looking for what is next? I want to strive to be content with what I have as we are so very richly blessed. But I have a problem with looking to what is next. What I might get to have next. I talk about the next baby I might have, etc... But you know what I need to be content with what I have NOW. I might not be blessed with anymore children ,I might not be able to take any grand adventures later in life, I might have but a small time here. Is that okay with me? I am not sure. IT should be because I am so undeserving. I look at others and think how in the world do they do it all. And in that moment when I start doing that many sinful things start taking over my mind. I want to always remember this verse.
Let your conduct be without covetousness; and be content with what you have: for He has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. – Hebrews 13:5

The Lord has blessed me beyond what I have ever deserved. I am so thankful he does not give me what I deserve. I have nine beautiful children and a wonderful husband. A nice roof over my head and do not want for anything. I should be thankful and content with that. I know it is the prideful, selfish , sinful human in me but I do not want my kids to grow up and not see me content and happy. I want to strive to be content where I am at that moment every day!!!!
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out. – 1Timothy 6:6-7

So hopefully from this day forward I can be more content, more thankful. I do not thank the Lord enough for what he brought me through to where I am now. I am so thankful he did not give me what I deserve and that when my time on earth is done I am so thankful that I will not get what I deserve then either.

Are you being content with the life God BLESSED you with?

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