This next section was my favorite so far in our journey to contentment. Sometimes I feel blinded by all my questions. I see the potential the future holds but I know I'm supposed to be content in the now. I've already told you in a previous blog that my family and I want a house. We don't care if it's a rental or not we just want a house, one that we can spread out in, one that doesn't have neighbors attached to our walls banging their loud music at all hours of the night...a place to call home. My husband is always making the statement "when we get a house, we'll do...." or "I'll put this piece of furniture out when we get a house..." or " when we get a house we should make...." to be honest these things have worn me out. The place we live in now is our home, God provided us a roof over a head, food in the fridge and a cool place to sleep at night. This is home, while yes I want a house I'm ok with where we live right now. I know God keeps His promises so I will one day have my house whether here on earth by divine intervention or in Heaven where it won't matter what kind of shutters I have I will be with my Heavenly Father for eternity.
It's ok to want more, it's ok to look at the potential your life holds, it's ok to say God I know this isn't where you want me in my life, I know this isn't where you want my family, show me how to get to the life you have for me. It's ok to want more, but in the wanting, and in the waiting we must have a spirit of peace. A spirit of contentment...don't get lost in the waiting and hoping for better things and miss out on what's right infront of you today.
"Contentment keeps your mind clear. Peaceful. Settled. Undisturbed. Happy to be here, and when God determines the time is right, happy to be there. We're making a resolution to be satisfied. A resolution that will change your very life."
Go back and reread your answers and comments from the questions in this contentment section. Then read the resolution you are about to make (found below) Pray about it. Sit with it a while. Rest in it. Even if you're exhausted from life's challenges and demands, make this a moment to breath deep and savor what God is inviting you into, what He's asking you to give and what He's promising to supply you in order to do it. When you're ready, make this resolution out loud, maybe even in the presence of someone who can help hold you accountable to it. Then sign your name to the resolution.
I do solemnly resolve to embrace my current season of life and will maximize my time in it. I will resist the urge to hurry through or circumvent any portion of my journey but will live with a spirit of contentment.