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Marriages are far from perfect. Combine a man and wife- two sinners. Mix in a cup of misunderstandings, raising kids, dealing with in-laws and facing trials. Stir in a heaping of heartache. Then add the Enemy. What do you get? A tough marriage frosted with discontentment.
Don’t look to your husband to be Superman, that’s Jesus’ role.
Here’s what the ‘gracious’ lenses look like:
Bringing a Gift of Love is the first post of this series, written by the Time-Warp Wife, herself!
|My dresser filled with my clothes.|
There are many things in my life today that can cause me to be discontent, especially if I look in the mirror and see my thinning hair, my extra, unwanted pounds and the wrinkles on my face. Oh, and I can’t forget those natural highlights called ‘gray hair’. But the discontentment that I faced today included my living situation.
It is very easy in this world to live a discontented life if we allow our minds to go there.
Here are some things that can trigger discontentment:
The list could go on and on.
I think discontentment runs in our blood. Generally speaking, I personally think that women are more prone to being discontent more than men are.
Contentment will come to us when we focus on the things of the Lord and not on the things of this world.
“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
- • Pray. Ask for the Lord’s strength to protect you from the trappings and deception of the Enemy. (Remember Eve?)
- • Hide God’s Word in your heart and meditate on the Scriptures.
- • Join a Bible study
- • Listen to praise and worship music throughout the day. (if possible)
- • Spend time in fellowship with other strong women of faith…not just girlfriends, but women who desire to know more of Jesus and who want to spend their time talking about Him! If you don’t have friends like this, PRAY, and in time, the Lord will bring you some!
- • Change your perspective from having the things of this ‘world’ to having your eyes on eternity. This alone will make a HUGE impact on your day.
- • Serve the Lord rather than yourself.
- • Ask yourself what is it that you pursue? What are your priorities? Will those things draw you closer to Jesus? Or will you be drawn further away from Him and His presence?
Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls. Proverbs 25:28 (I’m gonna try and not have cake tonight!)
The key to contentment in one’s life is the relationship you have with Christ. Knowing who He is as you continually seek Him and realizing who you are in Him is where content will be found! “Now godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6
For those that are married, you can read my post here called, Discontentment in Your Marriage.
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