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.

35 comments:

Mrs. Meryhew said...

Thank you, Missy. This is just what I needed to hear today! :)

Danielle Williamson said...

This is awesome Missy! Thank You :) We are thankful we have such wonderful neighbors :)

3 Giggly Monsters said...

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Beth said...

New follower from Where's the Love Friday w/ Mommapebz....hope you'll stop by to say hi!
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~Dawn~ said...

Thank you for this reminder. You have a fabulous weekend. Glad I stopped by your blog!

Dawn @ Mom-a-Logues

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Sassy Sites! said...

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melanie_nicholson said...

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April said...

following you from some friday blog hops! loving this blog already :) i think everyone needs to step back sometimes and see the big picture God created for us specifically. i have to do it all the time and know that THIS is what i'm here for, THIS is what He created me for and nothing else would work, even if i tried.

best,
april

www.marineparents.blogspot.com

Kari said...

Hi! I am a new follower from the blog hop! I hope you can stop by and visit my blog.

Have a great day!

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Shelley said...

Amen sister!!You have a beautiful family and the Lord is working in your life all the time to get you where He needs you to be. I hope all is well. I am your newest follower from the blog hop. I hope you can follow back at http://mylifeadventurebyme.blogspot.com/.
God Bless,
Shelley

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Sassy Sites! said...

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KyAnn (like Cayenne Pepper, only HOTTER) said...

I turbo love this post. Following you back.

Kathy Thomas said...

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Ai Mei said...

Hi! I'm a new follower via Google Friend Connect. :) Found your through the Blog Hop! :) Hopefully you can stop by!

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Marissa said...

what a beautiful post :) I know I remind myself when I see "things" that others have that they are just "things" and I have a BLESSED life beyond words. You've got me hooked on your blog, new follower here!!!

Mama Hen said...

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Terry said...

What a wonderful post. I enjoyed every second of reading.

I am a new follower and would appreciate it if you could stop over and possibly follow back.

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Kristin said...

Great post!! Stopping by from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. Following you now.

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Ron Cooper said...

Following you now from Relax & Surf Sunday. My blog “Inspire” has inspiring messages about family, faith and other topics. Please follow back!

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Courtney from The Story of Us said...

Following you from Tag Along Tuesday. I'd love to have you follow me back. Have a blessed day! :D

Kristin said...

great post! I'm following from TTA!

Kristin :)
Keenly Kristin

Missy Schranz said...

Hi! I am your new follower! I LOVE your blog, good job!! Come and visit me at http://missyschranz.blogspot.com

Sincerely,
Missy

*~Petra~* said...

Thank you for this humble reminder. I am always seeing what I don't have... it's good to remember our blessings. :)

Anne said...

LOVE this post. So relatable, and God really spoke to my heart. Stopping by from the LBS!

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