Happy Thursday friends & welcome back to my blog! It’s been a busy week but I’m happy to be back with another post!!
The big word no one actually likes to say that they are… because it comes with strings attached. Why don’t we like to say it? It’s probably because it requires us to be happy with where we are. It would mean feeling 100% okayness with what is happening with your life at this exact moment.
The dictionary defines being content as being in a state of peaceful happiness. Similar words are satisfied and pleasing.
Contentment isn’t the easiest way to feel about life. Especially if you’re not actually happy with where you are. I know this struggle first hand. While I live a blessed life I’m still human and I still struggle with this. Understanding this struggle is the key to becoming content.
Just to be real with y’ all I think feeling contentment is hard because I’m not 100% okay with where I am. There are so many goals that I have yet reached so how can I be satisfied?! I still want to go to find the love of my life, get married, get super fit, get into medical school, graduate medical school, become a mom, participate in the March of Life in DC, see the world, become a maven of modest fashion and change the world. (Not in that order) That last one’s a big one isn’t it, lol. 😉 + be on the cover of Vogue (kidding but really…dream big)This all feeds into my struggle with feeling content.
I’ve been in four weddings in the last year, which, is actually crazy. It’s crazy because I was a bridesmaid to the gals I grew up with! Ever since we were little girls we imagined the day we would wear white and walk down the aisle. I’m so happy for them and so blessed I was able to take part in their big days.
I did struggle with contentment with where I was at- I should stay still am (cute godly boys reading this 🙂 take note ;)) at as it seemed all of my friends were saying I DO. I know that I’m not yet ready to get married- believe me I’m not but when I started comparing timelines I started to feel inadequate, alone, nervous and NOT CONTENT! The key to telling you all that is so that you will see I’m not perfect and I do struggle.
Furthermore to help you recognize that comparison is literally the thief of joy. Addtionally contentment is being in a state of peaceful happiness, which, means comparison can’t lead to contentment.
So from here on out stop comparing!!! The Bible says don’t!
Next, while I have all of those beautiful goals that I will strive to reach I have to stop and say “am I letting God be in control”? Because ultimately if the answer isn’t yes I will never be content. I will never be in a state of peaceful happiness. The reason is simple. God is the author and he writes the story. If we write our own then we miss out on his blessings. We miss out on his will for our lives. I know I say but I don’t do it enough….let God be in control because when we do it all works out. I must let God be the source that I drink from, the place I go when I don’t feel content and the place I share my dreams. When I go to him and let him hold my hand everything changes. He knows. Be content my friends. ❤️
There is beauty in ambition but the most beautiful is being solely sold out to Jesus. You trusting him day by day to get you to and through those goals. Most importantly giving those goals to him & saying lord if these are not your will I don’t want them.
Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley