Friday, October 16, 2015

31 Days of Infertility...Day 05 - Contentment

I must start today and EVERY SINGLE blog for 31 reminding you, as I will remind you each day about this AMAZING devotional I purchased from Amateur Nester for a STEAL of a DEAL at $4.29.  This is my first devotional and it it awesome to be starting my journey using this book.

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31 Days of Infertility Day 05 - Contentment

When I read the subject of today's post, contentment, I thought oh Lord this is going to be a tough one. I struggled with contentment for a long time and still struggle. Today's devotional is one that I need to carry with me always.

To be content is really to make the best of what you have, and not only make the best of it, but to enjoy it.  When you're focused on the raise you don't have, the baby you don't have, or the <insert material possession her> you can't afford.... Your discontented with the things you don't have which takes away the opportunity to have any kind of gratitude for the things you do. You didn't get that raise? At least you have a job. Be thankful you're still employed.  Show gratitude for the things you have, instead of focusing on the things you WANT to have.

Today's devotion applied to me in a lot of ways and allowed me to see some things that I should be doing on this journey. That is why am so thankful for Lisa doing this book!  This has guided me daily to new scriptures and new conversations with God that I need to have.  As I struggled with the desire for material possessions, I lost the opportunity to be thankful for the things I have. I lost focus. 

So I pray today for God to guide me away from being discontent with what I don't have, whether it is a material possession or a BFP.  I pray that I will continue to grow and reflect on the days that have passed so I do not lose sight of the Man in charge.