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“If I Only Had This, I Would Be Happy!”

Ladies,
I thought you might be interested in this post on my other blog for our single sisters. It goes along very well with what we have been talking about – things we want and things we think about that can trigger us to begin to fall into sin. I pray this might challenge each of us to find our contentment in Christ alone, not in worldly things.

5 thoughts on ““If I Only Had This, I Would Be Happy!”

  1. Thank you April. I am being shown just how true this is in my life. As long as I look for my reward in the worldly I out my peace in other people’s hands but it can be tough to remember this is what I am doing.

    1. Sarah,
      It is very easy to not even realize we are putting up idols in our hearts. We are SO prone to do this! 🙁 But if we allow God to monitor our thoughts and we take our thoughts captive for Christ, we can learn to recognize our motives quickly and repent as soon as we see sinful motives and/or idols.

      I am so excited about what God is doing in your life!

  2. Great post. This is how I have been living, after we get married, after we have a baby, after we have another baby, then I’ll be complete. After I had our 2nd baby (& what we plan to be our last) I started to realize what you wrote in this post. How sad that it has taken me all this time, but how wonderful that I’m understanding it now! It’s like I finally woke up & thought “Well, I better start living for today. There’s nothing else really on my list. I have the husband and kids. What am I waiting for?” The process of me toally living for Christ has been happening more gradually, but I am actively pursuing Him. I’m in His word daily, and I just can’t get enough of Him. And guess what? My life is changing and so are my relationships. I pray that I will continue to persue my relationship with God and not stop because of frustrations along the way. I am definitely closer to Him than I’ve ever been in my life, and just in the last 1 1/2 weeks since I’ve last posted things have been much better. There are still a lot of sins that I am struggling to overcome. Pride is a big one, but God is changing my heart and I love what He’s doing in me and my life. It’s amazing what happens when we start to actually put time into a relationship with God, and trust in Him to take care of us.

    1. Courtney,

      WOOHOOO!!!!! I LOVE THIS! Thank you so much for sharing. I pray that maybe some of our sisters in Christ might learn from us what we had to learn the hard way and that they might realize this truth earlier than we did. But I praise God for what He is doing in your life! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

My grandmother is on hospice and won't be with us much longer (11-30-16). I will get to comments when I am able to but I need to be with family right now. Thanks for understanding.

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