One of my favorite movie moments comes in The Fellowship of the Ring…
Such a sentiment resonates deeply with me.. actually both parts. How about you? Did you catch them both?
1- Wishing that something in particular had not been my “lot” in life.
2- Knowing that decision was not mine to make, mine was what I would do with what I was given.
From the Monday blues, the Wednesday slump, cabin fever, to that itch for something more in life… there are many reasons we may be wishing life was different than what we are living this moment.
The other week I was really challenged by Paul’s writing, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:12-13
I find that often people spend time looking, no.. waiting for something more. Waiting for good weather, desiring a break, looking towards a “time” coming to end and a new beginning starting, seeking something other than what we have when we have it.
Because sometimes we all need encouragement. It isn’t easy to “be content in any and every situation.” It is much easier to just wish things were different.
I don’t know what you are facing that has you thinking, “I wish none of this had happened.” But the response rings true, “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
Where ever you are today… whatever you are facing… may God grant you contentment in Him. May God grace you with the ability to do the most with what you’ve been given. May God strengthen you to live life to the fullest no matter the circumstance.