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.
[Tweet “Contentment was an elusive thought.”]
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.
- I 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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