It hit me like a ton of bricks—listening to one of the speakers at the Heartbeat of a Woman Conference. The speaker shared that she was the “queen of discontentment” and how she found contentment in her life.
I took notes as quickly as I could, writing all that God placed on my heart as He spoke through this woman. I wrote quickly, desperately trying to capture all her words as accurately as possible:
“What am I not pleased with…not good enough?”
“Do you want something bigger all the time?”
“Bratty discontentment is having high expectations that are rarely met and leave little room for thankfulness. This leads to a skewed view of God’s blessings.”
“What worn-out, dilapidated thing can you thank God for?”
“Somethings aren’t what we want, but it’s okay.”
“This is not our home. Our discontentment comes from a longing. We are homesick for heaven.”
As I ponder her words again this morning, I realize that contentment is a choice. Today, I’ve set my phone alarm to alert me every hour. When the alarm goes off, I will stop and take a moment to name something or someone I am grateful for. Thankfulness will cure my discontented heart.
The road of discontentment darkens our path, but the lighted mountain in the distance is one we reach through gratefulness.
What things are you thankful for today? #thankfulness