“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6
Contentment is a tough one.
It’s not the want of things so much as the desire to do and be more.
I’m not content with what I’m doing…or is it with what I’m not doing. Either way, I’m struggling.
It makes me feel off track.
And feeling off track in this one area makes everything else feel out of alignment too.
As I wrestled with this today and prayed for clarity, guidance, and peace, I had a thought.
… maybe God wants me to feel discontent…
Maybe God is using discontentment in my life to get my attention…
…to jostle me out of this rut
…nudge me out of the nest
…and rid me of the complacency that fools me into thinking I’m good where I am.
A Righteous discontentment.
A wooing of my heart.
A calling on my life.
So, how does one respond when God calls you out?
Abraham hit the road in faith and never looked back.
Samuel said, “Here I am.”
David ran to the battle line.
Moses…well, Moses was a little reluctant; but, ultimately, he did all that God asked of him.
So did Hannah and Esther, and Noah… So many great examples of ordinary and unlikely people trusting God and walking in obedience–even when it seemed crazy and difficult.
So, I’ll wait.
I’ll seek Him.
I’ll listen for His voice and watch for His leading.
I’ll walk obediently where He leads no matter what that looks like.
Is God’s calling you out?
Be open and submissive…
Listen for His voice…
Watch for His leading…
Pray for His vision and His heart to be revealed to you.
Walk in obedience and trust God with unwavering faith.
And I mean REALLY trust Him.
Trust Him with all that you are; but, more importantly, all that He can make you be.
That’s where you find contentment.
For the word of the Lord is upright,
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
5 He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
Is God calling to you with righteous discontentment?
How will you respond?