Tuesday, February 7, 2012

God's Promises

Contentment.

This is a word that is far far far from how I (Jamie) am feeling. And I'm sure some of you can relate.

I tell the world "I'm okay, I don't want to be married yet anyway..."

Truth is.. I want to be married MORE than anything.

I want to be proposed to.

I WANT TO BE STRESSED OUT trying to plan my wedding.

I want to marry the man who God chose especially for me.

I want to go on a honeymoon.

I want to buy a house and DO LIFE with my husband.

I want to have kids and grow old with my best friend.

I want all of that..yet I can't have it yet.

So it makes me bitter.

It makes me mad.

It makes me think it will never happen.

WHY is it so hard to just be content with the status of our relationships? Whether we're single, have a boyfriend, are engaged, or married it seems like we're always waiting on the "next step."

"When will I find a boyfriend?"

"When will he propose?"

"When will we get married?

"When will we have babies?"

Lately I have really felt the enemy invading my relationship with Adam and making me think it was NEVER going to happen for us.
 Then I started wondering why I am so concerned with something that deep down in my heart I know that God will take care of? Why can I not just trust His plan for my life...? 

I believe in God and all of His promises.
So if God is who He says He is and can do what He has promised why am I so worried?
Why can I not just be content with the NOW?

As I was reading my bible I came across this verse that made my heart happy and made me understand that God's got this.. 

"And my God will meet all of your needs according to the riches of HIS glory in Christ Jesus" {Philipians 4:19}
According to the riches of HIS glory... not my glory, not your glory, but HIS. 

It's not easy to be okay with where you are in life, there are ALWAYS going to be times where you're waiting on the next step. but there will also be times when you are SO content and SO happy that you don't want the next step to come. 

Just hold on. Trust God. And understand that He WILL meet all of your needs. But He will meet them in HIS time. As long as Jesus is your main focus and you love Him more than anyone or anything you will be okay : ) 

Sometimes we all just need a little reminder that we're not in control.

10 comments:

  1. I loved this. Thank you so much for posting this today. It was seriously just what I needed.

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  2. So funny that our posts are so similar today. I relate with you so much! We need to fight the enemy on this. Praying for you, friend! Love you!

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  3. The timing of this was perfect.
    Thanks for writing this! C:

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  4. thanks for this! it's so important to be content with where we are NOW and leave in the present, because God has it all figured out :)

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  5. I constantly need that reminder

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  6. I could have written this blog---I swear it's like you are reading my mind. You are exactly right--we have to wait for God to bring the right person to us--and when he does, it will be the right time! I read last week that trusting in God means trusting in His timing. It's hard, but necessary and I'm so grateful that he's in control!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  7. I can totally relate to this. I feel like this whole year is a just a waiting room for the next phases of my life. I graduate with my Master's this December. At that point my husband and I will start thinking about having babies. We're also shopping around for houses. And maybe my career will actually start after I graduate! So...until then I'm just waiting and finishing up this degree! Thanks for the encouragement to be content where I am. :)

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  8. such GOOD reminders. wow.... i can totally relate with this. thanks for reminding me of this truth! :)

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  9. Oh my what a beautiful reminder! Your post fully captured the questions inside my heart. Thank you for sharing this.:)

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