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I want to welcome Leaving A Legacy’s featured blogger for the month of November, Tracy from My Daily Walk in His Grace. Tracy’s love for the Lord always shines through in her writings as she blesses everyone with her kind spirit and words of wisdom. Please take a moment to stop by and visit her blog!
This last week I have spent sooooo much time in front of my computer making changes on my blog. Firstly to a new domain (or two), then to change the look and after a week of tweaking and primping and changing…. it dawned on me… “The way I had it works better, is more versatile, has more options, etc etc.” Man, how annoying is that. So then I spent the better part of a Saturday morning (sigh) undoing all I had done!
Really? And while I was busy undoing I was thinking, “Why did you do all that?” “What was the goal?” “What had I hoped to achieve or better?” And really, I had no answers. Although, truth be told, my lack of knowledge of computer lingo did lead me to believe I was getting something I ultimately wasn’t. Isn’t that the way of worldly advertising?
But, I digress….. (I still love saying that….)
The point is my dissatisfaction led me to waste a WHOLE lot of time. Had I been content with what ultimately turned out to be what was best for me anyway, I would not have lost all that time. And I believe that maybe God used all this to remind me about my discontent in general. Someone asked on facebook last week, “What is your word for next year?” And I thought, “um, what is my word for this year?” I had to go back and look. Sad, I know. And guess what it is? You got it, CONTENT!
Okay, okay, God certainly has a way of getting one’s attention. So, I did a little soul searching and realized that I am more content, I do leave more in God’s hand, BUT…. that has been slowly eroding.
So, today, I stand before you (via a seat in front of my computer, lol) reminded that I am to be content IN ALL THINGS. And I remind you in-turn, leave all those things you can do nothing about, in God’s hands and be content to know that, well, He has got this…
Heb 13 v 5: Let your conduct be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Phil 4 v 11: Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.
So, firstly, thank you Shari, for this opportunity to share, and secondly, thank you bloggers for reading my post and I would love for you to comment here or back over at my (now re-unchanged) blog! I always am blessed by your encouraging words
Bio: Well, I’m an ordinary girl, a wife for 24 yrs, a mom to 2 gorgeous daughters, 17 and 19 yrs old, a relative to a few and most importantly, a child of God. I work for my husband, and generally mom’s taxi for the balance of the time. I live in Cape Town, South Africa and as my children are getting older I’m looking for ways to become more involved in my surrounding communities. I am amazed and blessed by all the friends I am making in the bloggy world. I am encouraged daily by the lovely ladies whose blogs I read and my heart’s desire is that I encourage you too.
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