what does it mean to have a heart full of peace?
a heart not longing for the next?
a heart that is present where God has placed it.
I am struggling so much with this right now and feel like it's been a tough season.
I remember feeling like I wanted to be done with college when I was there, when I got done with college all I wanted was to be engaged, when I was engaged all I wanted to be was married, now that I'm married all I want is a job that I love. AH what is the matter with me?
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake."
what does it look like to not be in want? what does that feel like?
This year the Lord has been teaching me about being peaceful and joyful where I am at.
Each and every day is a gift from the Lord, let us rejoice in it. I do have so much to be grateful and thankful for- it just doesn't feel like that a lot of the times in my moments of sadness. We aren't called to rejoice when our lives are in perfect order or there is no struggle happening. We are called to rejoice daily.
If we spend so much of our day and time feeling ungrateful and down about our situations we could miss what God has for us in it. He is shaping our character daily. Molding us more and more into the men and women He created us to be, but what if we miss it? What if we don't open our ears enough to hear what He has to say? Will we miss blessings on the way? Clarity? Character building? Opportunities? I think so.
Working on being more joyful and living life day to day. Tomorrow has enough trouble of it's own.