Contentment

The Wedding Plan

Weddings. The beautiful conjecture of two, man and woman, designed by God. The wedding itself is truly a symbol of two becoming one through God. I love the rings, the vows, the dress, and the fact that the girl has achieved my dream: getting married.

As a Christian girl, I think that marriage is something that automatically is built into our hearts. A desire for the relationship given to us by God. It’s enchanting to picture yourself as a bride, going through life with your other half. Not being single. Not looking like the loser girl who can’t get a date.

I don’t know about you, but every girl that I know fawns over wedding details. Bouquets, rings, and the dress itself. If you are like me, you probably have a pretty good idea of how you want your wedding to look. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to the day. My board has close to nine-hundred pins- YIKES!

A couple of weeks ago,  I came across an article talking about the very thing: dedicating Pinterest boards to the lifestyle you hope to have, whether it be houses, cars, clothing, or weddings. The article went on to say that our generation is very virtual. We don’t necessarily buy anything online, but boy, do we like to virtually dream.

As harmless as this can seem it can often become quite the opposite.

When you plan your life out on Pinterest, not only do you show a lack of faith in God, impatiently shoving together how you want your life to be, but it also shows that you aren’t content. 

We want more and more. We want the prettiest wedding, shiniest rings, and the most breathtaking pictures. We aren’t content with the life God has given us now. We want the life that we feel would make us most content. But that’s the thing:

We don’t know what we need. 

God knows that. God knows what we need, not what we think we need. Most girls think they need a husband or a boyfriend. They need stylish clothes, stunning jewelry. They need a new phone. To be honest, when we feel like that, we need GOD- not material things!
God can differentiate between knowing what we need and what we want. He spoils us on a daily basis with blessings that we don’t even need nor deserve.

If you can’t be happy when you are single, poorly dressed, driving in a worn-down car, or in a tiny house, how can you expect to be happy with a husband, designer duds, a Ferrari, or a mansion?

Be Content. Realize how much you have. Ask God to show you what you need.

Always thank God, even if He doesn’t give you the desires of your heart. He has give you so much more: eternal life. Think on this the next time you think you need a new pair of heels.
Life is so much more than planning the life you have now. It’s learning to enjoy the life God has given you for the meantime.

“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” 1 Timothy 6:6

This week as you struggle with the worldly things that come your way, remember that “In Christ Alone” is your hope.
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