Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Contentment with a Purpose

I have a dilemma.

I can't figure out how to be content while striving for more.

I jump between two thought processes:
the first: How can we tangibly get from point A to point B. 
the second: I'm fine where I am, I will wait for the next life change to come to me.
Lately, it's been more of the first,
specifically looking towards the next life changes on the five-year calendar:

when we have a yard...
when i'm working in a hospital...
when we live somewhere it rains more...
when we have kids...
when i have vacation time...

In the midst of thinking about the next thing,
sometimes it's hard to remember to be content where I am.

It's a difficult thing to balance... 
being content where I am and continuing to move forward and not settle.

On my own, I tend to be a settler.
I'm thankful to have a husband who encourages me to press on.

I believe God works every day.
That means He is working now.
I don't wanna miss it.

Paul speaks my mind in Philippians 3:

"One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." 

and again in Philippians 4:
"I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content"
God, help me to be wise in my thoughts,
to be content with where you have me
while striving for what else you have for me.

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