A Resolution to be Content: Overflowing Blessing

July 4, 2012 at 6:00 am 7 comments

Luke 6:38

38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more,

running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”

Yesterday was pretty rough for me as I am feeling stretched way too thin for my liking this week already, and it was only Tuesday.  I have been traveling more than ever over the past few months which has left me feeling very off-balance and unsettled. I feel like I am not on top of any aspect of my day-to-day life and I don’t like it one bit.

BUT…. I know that God’s hand has been over all of the traveling that I have ben doing and I believe with all my heart that He will bring me back into balance as soon as I need to be there. The season I am in right now is leaving me with two choices: I can 1. Try to control everything around me and make myself and everyone else miserable in the process or 2. I can submit totally to The Lord and follow His lead.

I choose 2.

If I can be truly content in this season where life is whirling around me I can truly be content in ANY season.

That is what God wants for me. I know it is possible. It is what I want for me.

I made my 2 lists from yesterday. It took me all day to complete it, but I did make my lists. My big revelation through my list making was that it is NOT comfortable for me to see the “provision” that God lays in front of me so blatantly! Oh no, I just want to go right to the need that I so deceptively feel is not being met and dwell on it, completely overlooking the provision for that need that is staring me in the face, it just doesn’t necessarily have the face I expect it to have.

Does that make any sense?

If I am in a funk I try really hard NOT to get out of it because I have gotten so comfortable being “poor me.” I end up coming around and finally seeing what God wants me to see through it, but at what expense? I can’t get that time back and what message am I sending to my family?

Eeeeeeeeeew. YUCK!!!! icky icky YUCK!!!

I am NOT proud of this AT ALL, ladies, but the reason I am telling you this right now is because I obviously need some accountability. This is toxic and yucky and NOT ME! I don’t want to be this way and I refuse to let satan win any longer!

Ok, so this journey is going to be a lot harder than I expected it to be. I hope you are willing to stick with me through it and lift me up because I’m thinking I’m really going to need as much help as I can get! We’re all in this together, right? 😀

As far as saying “no” is concerned, that is something I have gotten pretty good at. I am a good boundary-maker and I really do my best to use God and Craig as my filter before I say “yes” and add one more thing into my busy life. I will continue to seek the Lord to guide me in shutting any doors that He does not intend me to keep walking through and make my path clear for His glory.

I resolve today to fully live this moment and I resolve to be content no matter what! I deserve it and so does my family and I will not let satan take one more minute away from me being my very best for everyone I love. May God get all the glory!

Lord, be with all of us today who are struggling to live in contentment in this moment in time. Help us be content today moment by moment as we walk with You. Give us Your supernatural strength to hold every negative thought captive and stand high on Your promises. We thank you, Lord, for being our perfect portion and filling our tank until it is overflowing with Your love, grace, and mercy! Thank You, Father, and help us all be our very best today for Your glory! In Jesus’ name I pray, amen! ❤

Be sure to see how Craig is doing on his journey over here:

http://adversusmundi.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/resolution-for-men-the-missing-piece/

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  • 1. craigsmidt  |  July 4, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Megan, you are amazing! I love you and will support you fully on your journey. There is no doubt that this resolution series is extremely challenging and cuts to the heart of many struggles that we both have. We will lift each other up and become better parents through all of this.

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    • 2. megansmidt  |  July 4, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Thank you, monkey! I love you so much and I know this journey will be so worth it 🙂 your support makes me so happy ❤

      Reply
  • 3. Christi Wilson: Founder, Girlfriends Coffee Hour  |  July 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I believe with all my heart, from what I have learned about you, that you will find that perfect balance in your life. I will be praying for you, and here to cheer you on, in any way that you need it! Love you bunches Girlfriend!

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    • 4. megansmidt  |  July 4, 2012 at 10:03 am

      Thanks Christi!!! You are one amazing friend 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. Teresa B.  |  July 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I am so proud of you!!!!!!!!! You see it! Your eyes are open and you see it!!! Things are going to get better now. You will stay busy, but your heart will be content because it rests in the right place. I will be here for you to bounce things off of too. Pick ME!

    Love you Megs

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  • 6. carol costello  |  July 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I get in those funks too! Love your idea of not letting satan rob us of another minute! I’m here for u sweet sista! And if I may comment on your sweetie’s comment….happy tears!!! What an awesome couple u r!

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  • 7. Cynda  |  July 6, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I didn’t realize it until I read it. I too go straight to the need I feel isn’t being met. It is not comfortable for me to see God’s provision for me, especially if it doesn’t have the face I expect. I am far too comfortable in pity party mode. What a waste of precious time. Yes this Resolutions study is going to be a struggle. But oh how I look forward to the changes that will take place in me. I can’t thank you enough Megan for pointing me to is study & for the words you penned here

    Hugs

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