Finding contentment…in the midst of exams

This past weekend we had a lot of “visiting” time with some out-of-town company, they were staying are our relatives house. Last night I joined up with everyone after taking an exam, my sweetie was already there, my relatives were gracious and saved a delicious plate of food for me and a wonderful fresh strawberries with heavy cream for dessert and I was able to sit and enjoy the evening of visiting with everyone.

As I was driving home from visiting I began thinking…

How easy it seemed for others not having the stresses of being in school and just having a home and baby to take care of, both my relative and visiting friend has a little child and are stay-at-home moms. I know, I know, I’ll be eating my words because it’s not easier, but the pasture is always greener on the other side… I just find it hard as a new-wife balancing planning menus, keeping a clean house, laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, budgeting, studying, and completing school projects. It really isn’t that much, but for some reason, I have the hardest time getting it all done.

I felt I needed to shake myself because I was looking enviously on these two moms, and their extra time, but in all actuality they don’t have very much if anytime time to themselves, because their child depends on them for most everything at this stage.

So… here it is… my first thought, how much free time these mothers seemed to have, and my second thought… it always greener on the other side, but, Lord, help me to water the place I am in right now.

I struggle within myself of being strapped down to finishing school, where I really want to be is decorating or being able to drive home and visit my mom.

My prayer is this

Dear Lord, please help me to be content right where I am at, help me to know how to water the ground I am planted in, help me to live a contented life and enjoy every day.

I am going to read Philippians this week.

Philippians 4:11-13

Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned how to be [a] content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am.

12 I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without and being in want.

13 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who [b]infuses inner strength into me; I am [c]self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].

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