Have you ever felt God working through you, shaping you in areas that need some aid? For me, it can feel uncomfortable in the process, but I always come out on the other end changed in a positive way. God has been working on me in a few keys areas lately, and I thought I would share a bit with you. As you may or may not know, I am a stay-at-home mother to my 11 month old son. Ever since I was a small girl, I have dreamed of being a wife and mom, and I feel blessed by these roles. I recently had some feelings of boredom and discontentment, though, feeling as though my current place in life is “not enough” and is lacking fulfillment. Feelings of unrest set in after long days of feeding, changing diapers, and chasing around a busy crawler. Today’s culture almost praises a busy, hustle-bustle lifestyle, fueling my negative feelings and thoughts about my season.
Through this time, I spent much time in prayer asking God to help me to find peace and contentment in my current season of life. God is teaching me to slow down, to count my blessings, and to thank Him as I go along. It could be stopping to really examine and appreciate a beautiful cactus flower during my walk, or saying “thank You, God,” for a sink of dishes, reminding me that I have a family, and food to eat.
And, what do you know, I am finding true contentment in this little life lesson, resting in the peace of my Father and appreciating His beauty along the journey.
2 thoughts on “Seeking Contentment in Counter-Culture (by Siera Huff)”
Beautifully said and the more we rest in God, the more contentment we will experience. We do not have to impress others because we try to match them, but only to live for God and raise that little one, who is a gift God gave you. His gift to you is so important!
Aunt Barb, this is Fred. Your comment is very meaningful, and I will be sure to direct it now to Siera. As I told Siera recently, I personally can get caught up in the silliness of seeking to measure up, still, at 48 years old. Thanks be to God, He doesn’t need any of that, but loves and takes us along in a wonderful journey of refinement right where we are at. In fact, in Christ, as read in the books of Romans and Hebrews, God sees us as “righteous,” as “holy,” as “perfect,” and as “saints.” I’d say that’s good enough….
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