Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday--A Reflection of Me

Through different circumstances today, my Lord has held up the Mirror of His Character to my soul and has shown me where I have been falling short recently and why.

While life has been a little more chaotic lately with the addition of a new puppy, and my little sister has seemed to be a little more obnoxious than usual, and there has seemed to be no time for what I think is important, I knew that wasn't the reason, deep down, for how I was feeling and acting. How was I feeling and acting? Irritable. Impatient. I didn't want to "do nothin' or be nothin'." I wasn't 'present' for my family. Just downright sinful.

God showed me that I was allowing discontentment to creep back into my life and take hold.

Oh, that terrible creature! I have fought discontent for my whole life, and finally had reached a nice place. I was content with life. Happy about what God was doing. But somehow, it sneaked up on me. I can't tell when it started, but I can tell you that's my Problem. And, I know the Cure.

As Chelsea mentioned over at her blog, the Cure is Jesus. What I need is to make sure my focus stays on Him. I need to take captive any thought that is not in line with Him.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8

Also, I shouldn't let my thoughts dwell too far in the future--or in the past--but I need to be thoughtful about where I'm at now. Of course, one does have to plan ahead sometimes, but settling in to thoughts of what might happen--not exactly helpful.

As I reflect over today, I see the goodness of God, in that the things I saw as annoyances or trials were actually the mirror He used to show me what was going on inside myself. It was so gentle and loving how He did it. He wasn't angry with me. He didn't punish me. He simply brought it to my attention.

What a good Father He is!


  1. Thank you for sharing Sunny :)

    Praise God! What gentleness He has as He shares with us the Cure for our discontentment. Even after the many times we go back to Him because we again and again fail to realize we have to be 100% focused on Christ to be truly content. He is still the gentlest Doctor I've ever known. <3

  2. Good on ya, sister. Right to the point. Thanks for the reminder. We all can be discontent and forget to count it all joy. Our lives are so good and rich and full and free. We should be bubbling over with joy! Alas.