I have a horrible problem with contentment. It's something I'm somewhat working on. It's not that I'm discontent with THINGS or things money can buy. I'm actually a pretty simple person when it comes to things. No, my contentment problem comes in the form of doing. I LOVE to try new things! I also LOVE to create!
I love to create babies.
I have always dreamed of building a home.
I love to start new projects around my home.
I love new jobs.
I love new routines (like homeschooling).
I've never even had a bad first date because the idea of trying something NEW is so fun!
I even love doing things against the grain just for the sake of doing something different.
I think the funnest thing in the world would be to sell everything we own and travel. Of course we would have to travel on our hopes and dreams, but I've got it all worked out.
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:
1 Timothy 6:6
Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6:8
And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
As you can see, my discontentment is totally unbiblical.
And my husband is the storm on my parade! Or as one friend put it, the string to my kite!
There he is...doing what he does best...bringing in the kite!
Yes, sometimes he's not much fun, but he's practical. And Real. And he's gotten pretty good at it!
Regardless of my hubby's best intentions, even HE is not always good enough to reign me in. Satan has been after me the last two weeks! Did I tell you I'm somewhat working on this contentment issue?! It turns out that God is on my side! He said He 'will never leave or forsake' me! He has given me a great new friend with the same problems...only SHE has it more under control than I do!
I'm totally looking forward to seeing what God does with this! How he will fix me and mold me! And I'm really excited about my new friendship!