Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ungodly Discontentment

Sometimes when I'm discontent with things, it is a godly discontentment. Here are some examples:
  • I'm not content with people I love being lost.
  • I'm not content with there still being a huge homeless population in Tulsa (and the rest of the world for that matter).
  • I'm not okay with children being abused, neglected, or abandoned.
Those are some examples.  But every once in a while, there are things that I feel discontent with that are not of God. This was a struggle that I recently experienced.

There I was, just facebook surfing absentmindedly, when I stumbled upon a high school friend's recent pictures. She is dating a famous person. I started browsing through her pictures and saw her hanging out with multiple famous people. She is beautiful, wears awesome clothes, and her life looks fabulous and glamorous.

And that got me thinking...
Why isn't my life this glamorous?
Why don't I have awesome clothes?
Why don't I hang out with famous people?

I was jealous. I was discontent.

That's when God gently reminded me:
You have a husband that I designed specifically for you.

You have a great family that loves you.

I have surrounded you with amazing friends.

But most of all...

You have me.

Forgive me Lord. Thank you for my incredible life. I couldn't have designed one better if I tried.