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Finding Contentment In The Midst Of Change

I think of myself as a contented person. In fact, change is often the last thing I’m looking for. I’m doing what I’ve always wanted to do – being a wife, mother, grandmother, and writer.

As a new believer these things were just dreams. I was a single mom working several jobs to make ends meet. I had no idea what the Lord’s plans for me were, only that he was helping me face my past and healing me in the process.

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Contentment in the Midst of change
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Every day was a new journey for me as the Lord cleaned me up and set me on the right path. Everything in my life was changing faster than I could have ever imagined. 

  • Old friends thought I was losing my mind.

  • My fiance told me he would leave me if I went to church on Christmas Eve – and he did.

  • I was making new friends.

  • was facing my fears.

[Tweet “My life was being turned upside down, but I had a joy that I had never known.”]

And now I thought I knew contentment. I would have liked to stop the clock and just stay here, but that isn’t an option.

  • I’m getting older.

  • Our children are grown up and they need me in different ways now.

  • My husband and I are discussing retirement and all the changes and possibilities that will open up.

Now, I’m working to find contentment in the midst of change. 

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 NIV

I find myself needing to learn contentment all over again.

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  • Long Ladies
    Posted March 30, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Contentment in the midst of change is a hard lesson to learn, one the Lord is teaching me here of late. It’s not easy, but everything is possible with Him. 🙂 Thank you for this post!

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      Phyllis Sather
      Posted March 30, 2016 at 11:50 AM

      I’m glad to know someone else is learning this lesson with me.

  • Trena
    Posted March 24, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Thanks for the feature. Always enjoy your posts and link-up.

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      Phyllis Sather
      Posted March 25, 2016 at 1:21 PM

      You’re so welcome Trena. Thanks for posting on our linkup. I always learn a lot from your posts.

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