Saturday, 19 January 2013


There is something about the monotony of life that can slowly steal away your joy.

Even when what you are filling your days with is something that you feel called to, or if it is something that brings you great satisfaction. Somehow, we can get to a place where we feel like we are just doing the same thing all of the time and not getting anywhere or really doing anything. 

I wholeheartedly believe that I have the best job in the world. You can ask my daughter what my job is and she will tell you that it is to take care of her and her brother. And if you ask if I like my job she will tell you that I love it. And I do. I love getting to be the person with the most impact on their little lives. I love being able to teach them and learn with them and play and laugh with them. I wouldn't trade it for the world. 

But, there are times when I start to feel the monotony setting in. A dissatisfaction settling into my soul. This normally begins when someone else talks about some amazing trip that they are going on or the new job they are doing, the new in their lives. 

A little seed of jealousy gets planted in me and it begins to grow dissatisfaction.

I know what I have been called to in this time of my life. I know what my purpose is. And yet this plant begins to grow and block the view of Gods plan and purpose. It casts shadows on the perfect plan of God and makes me grumpy and unsatisfied with where I am at. 

Eve was lead by the serpent into dissatisfaction with what she had. She started to desire more; more knowledge and to be more like God. And it lead her into sin and changed the rest of history forever.

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”
Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
Genesis 3:1-7

We need to learn to walk in satisfaction of our lives. To take joy in the everyday things that God has blessed us with. He has given us everything we need and more. He is our provider, our helper, our friend. And He will never leave us. 

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
John 6:35 

And the Lord will guide you continually
    and satisfy your desire in scorched places
    and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
    like a spring of water,
    whose waters do not fail.

Isaiah 58:11

You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all His ways, 

Gracious in all His works. 
the Lord is near to all who call upon Him, 
To all who call upon Him in truth. 
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He also will hear their cry and save them. 
Psalm 145:16-19

Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy,
That we may rejoince and be glad all our days!
Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us,
Let Your work appear to Your servants,
And your glory to their children. 
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands. 
Psalm 90:14-17


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