Encouragement/Devotional, Gratitude, Growth, Lifestyle

[Free resource] 4 Ways To Be Content Right Now

One of the challenges of our microwaveable, convenient culture is that waiting has become an ancient concept.

At the click of a button, you can order your takeout food and groceries to be delivered to your doorstep, movie tickets to be picked up at the box office booth or scanned on your phone and gifts delivered within 2 days via Amazon Prime–all to avoid having to wait.

Sometimes waiting makes you uncomfortable, and for followers of Christ, we seem to think this is abnormal, myself included. And yet we, who answered the call to follow Christ, by default, signed up to the uncomfortable life.

What happens when we become too comfortable? Or have experienced too much convenience?

We become complacent, lazy, frustrated, ungrateful, and eventually that leads to discontentment. We expect the Lord to move at the same pace of the world and we begin making demands on Him as if we were the Creator instead of the created. What’s funny, though, is that although He has placed us in the confines of time, He operates outside of it.

So how do we avoid this? How do we continue to keep our hearts content, open and grateful before Him?

It’s something the Lord has called me to for these last few weeks: to remember.

This reminds me of what a close friend once shared with me that God asked her “Will you remember Me?” She said it brought tears to her eyes because it revealed a matter of the heart we’ve all been guilty of at one point in our lives, especially after we have received what we are waiting for.

Sis, remember the things you have forgotten. This month’s resource will help you to do just that. I encourage you to take some time at the beginning, middle or end of each day to reflect and remember what you may have forgotten.

Then the Lord God made a woman

Genesis 2:22, NLT

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