We are told that many things can make us happy. Money, our own house, the perfect job, a spouse, recognition. Well, I don't have any of those things. So, does that make me unhappy? The opposite actually. Because I can finally say that I'm beginning to find true contentment where it truly lies, in Christ. I'm choosing to settle only for contentment in Christ and nothing less.
I don't ever want to settle for less than what God wants for me. Yet, there will always be a part of me that wants to settle. Because, a part of me thinks I consider settling, out of fear that what I have now will never come along again if I let it pass me by this time. And something is better than nothing, right?
No. Not if it is not what God has planned for me. If I settle, does it mean that I didn't search enough? Did I not do my part enough? Was I wrong to quit the full-time job? Am I enough for someone else? Maybe so or maybe not. But, if I settle, does it mean that I just quit trying? Does it mean that I quit believing in God's best for me?
God gave me the ultimate gift. He gave me His Son. And Christ died so that I may have life to the fullest, so that my complete satisfaction, my contentment, my freedom, can be found in Him and Him alone. All is lost if my contentment is to be found in money, the perfect job, or a husband. For my contentment to be true and lasting, it can only be found in the one thing that is true and lasting, Christ. Christ must be my contentment.
And if I am settling for contentment, in Christ and nothing less. Well, it really isn't settling after all. It's gaining everything that matters.
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