Have you ever felt like your fighting a losing game? Like you just can’t learn all the tips & tricks and remain completely sane? Today is my “learning day”, my coffee shop quite time to scour the web for helpful ideas to better my life. I take some courses on design, sip some coffee, get social media content prepared, sip some coffee, brainstorm ideas, and sip some more coffee.;)
I love these days, friends meet up, older gentlemen read in a corner and some (like me) enjoy the solace of a good atmosphere & light jazz. But as I connect to the internet & start my learning a feeling of discontentment hits me. I can’t learn it all in a day and more often than not that frustrates me. Yet as I type these words I ask God to come & sit with me at this wobbly table. To draw near and fill the void that is in this fickle soul.
Truth is, only He can take my discontent & exchange it for a content spirit. I set aside my ideas and accept the plans He has for my life and I hear my self exhaling. I think learning to be content comes when we choose not to focus on the content we want to create. Ok God…how do you want my day to go? What do you want to teach me?
The definition of content is: to be in a state of peaceful happiness and a state of satisfaction. Well there isn’t anything or anyone that can bring me the peace that Jesus can. There’s no spa day good enough, beach trip long enough or essential oil strong enough to take the place of the peace of God. When it comes to satisfaction, I have learned first hand and am still learning that when you surrender your heart to His, He will fill every void that may ever surface.
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:12-13
Hopefully this speaks to your soul today. I think writing it did some good for mine.