I am not where I want to be. Not in my finances, faith, career, motherhood, marriage, fitness. Well just about in every area of my life. I’m not where I truly want to be, but I am content with where I am. How is that so?
“I am telling you this, but not because I need something. I have learned to be satisfied with what I have and with whatever happens. I know how to live when I am poor and when I have plenty. I have learned the secret of how to live through any kind of situation—when I have enough to eat or when I am hungry, when I have everything I need or when I have nothing. Christ is the one who gives me the strength I need to do whatever I must do.” -Phil 4:11-12 ERV
Before I had children, I was a size two. Could eat anything I wanted, my metabolism super high and didn’t gain a pound. Well 3 kids later, let’s just say I’m quite a few pounds away from a size two, yet I’m working on where I’d like to be. I desire to author many books, have a certain amount in my bank account, reach higher levels in my faith, fitness, marriage and motherhood. Yet, on each day, I’m working on where I’d like to be. Every area of my life, I’m working on something. Working towards goals and dreams and although I can see, feel and taste my success, I haven’t gotten there quite yet. And that’s ok. I look back over my life and am astounded at the woman I have become during this journey to reach my goals and dreams. The growth, the wisdom and love received is a miracle. Only from God alone. Trusting him that I am becoming a better person in the process. Also believing. I will succeed, in due time, in each area. That is why I am content. Content with what I have and who I am.
“So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.” 1Peter 5: 6-7 MSG
Everyone, is working on or towards something. No one life is perfect in all areas. We are all pushing, fighting, believing and working towards what we desire.. There always will be something to work on. That can be very exciting. Knowing that we each have the freedom and power to create any goal we desire and work towards it. It keeps life interesting and we become better, stronger and wiser women in the process.
“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.” – Matt 5:5 MSG
Ladies After Wisdom, have you become frustrated or discouraged because things are taking longer than expected? Please don’t. Don’t compromise your dreams just because you have lack of faith or you see someone else excelling faster than you. Being discontent can and will lead to envy, jealousy, discouragement and depression. Don’t compare your journey with someone else. Be patient. Stand. Continue to fight, believe and have great faith, in the gifts and desires God has given you. Trust Him and know that in the right time He will promote you. Be content with where you are, yet continue to work towards your desires. Be grateful. God is with you.
L.A.W., think about the woman you have become. Think about the desires you had for yourself in the past, haven’t you obtained some today? During your journey haven’t you grown and matured? That’s priceless. You may not be where you want to be and that’s ok. It’s your character, the woman you’re becoming, that matters most. Not whats obtained. L.A.W., I pray for you daily. I love you. All is well ;o).
Read: Phil 4, 1Peter 5:6-7, Matt 5
Affirmation: I may not be where I want to be. Yet, I am content with where I am.
Prayer: Father, its me again. Thank You for loving and guiding me. Thank You for grace and mercy. Father, my journey to succeed at my goals has been fun yet challenging, exciting yet daunting at times. Let my heart not become jealous or envious of others as they excel. Let me rejoice with them. Bless me to continue to fight to pursue my purpose and not give up or give in to compromise. You said, that you will give us the desires of our heart and I trust You. Lead me Lord to pure contentment. I am grateful for where I am. Joyful, that I’ve grown in You.
In Jesus name, Amen.