The If only's...

Contentment. That's something I know God will be growing me in for the rest of my life. I'm so thankful for His patience in this area of my life and the fact that He is willing to continually teach me. He never gives up even though I make a mess of things most of the time.
Well, it must be time for the next step of growing in contentment because that's what has been on my mind. Though lessons like this can be hard it makes me excited because I know that at the end of it all I will know Christ more and after all that is what I am living for, isn't it?? God has put some questions on my mind that I've been thinking on a lot. Such as, what does my hope rest in? What am I seeking fulfillment in? What am I pursuing in my life? I look back at my life and think of all the times I thought things like "If only i were older...", "if only I had that job...", "if only I could go there..." or "if only I had this in my life, then I could really be content!" I realized today though, that right now in my life a lot of those past "if only's" are now realities and yet there is still a list of even more "if only's" that I try to chase after in search of satisfaction. The real truth is that Jesus Christ is the only one that can satisfy. In fact He more than satisfies! Every time I look at who He is I realize how ridiculous it is that I would look anywhere else for fulfillment. He offers so much to us! It is more than I can even grasp or begin to understand.
So, where are you looking for your satisfaction? What are you chasing after in this life?  If it is anything other than Christ than it is a waste. He is the only one that we will find true fulfillment in. It says in Psalms 107:9 "For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things." The world will always try to convince you that it has the secret to true joy and contentment but it will always leave you empty. There will always be something on this earth to try and chase after but it will only leave you wanting more. Fix your eyes on Jesus and only then you will know what it means to be content.

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