I have noticed that social media stirs discontentment in my heart. Am I alone in this?
Airy, light, perfectly clean and decorated rooms, bookshelf styling, manicured lawns, coordinating wardrobes, mothers who have a seasonal craft prepared for every day of the week…it’s just too much for me. I feel I don’t measure up.
I have to remind myself that these images show ONE MOMENT, not the real story. I envision my three little guys running around in those airy, white, clean rooms, climbing onto the coffee table and emptying the “styled bookshelves”.
The Apostle Paul was able to say that he had found contentment, no matter his situation (Philippians 4:11).
I desire to say the same thing. I want to be content in my life. I don’t want to look back and realize that I spent my days longing for the next thing to do or next step to take. I want to enjoy the step I’m on.
I want contentment in who I am, what God called me to do, my current financial situation, my talents, etc.
Paul says he was able to say this because of this promise: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
I cannot find contentment without Christ. He must be in my life and I must follow His leading. The only way I can do that is to focus on Him, spend time with Him, and ask for and seek His wisdom, insight, and understanding.
If I’m focusing on Him, I won’t be spending time looking around at what I do not have and I will enjoy this day and this season.