Sunday, October 10, 2010

a crown of contentment

"I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking."
George MacDonald (C.S. Lewis' mentor)

I have a confession to make.  Sometimes, seeing the amazing women around me is simply inspiring!  Yet at other times, seeing these same amazing, caring, creative, multi-tasking, beautiful women around me (and in blogland) I fall into the habit of comparison. 
Yep, and it's not pretty when I'm asking myself if I measure up... I thought I would have some how "matured past this" by this point in my life. 
My heart's desire is to be a girl who wears the crown of contentment.  Content to be me, content to live the purpose God designed for ME  and not someone else. 
Today something in me changed...
Suddenly my eyes are opened and I'm telling you I'm not willing to go one more day without contentment in my heart!  Looking back over the times I've been mislead by comparison I'm seeing through different eyes than before.  Now I'm trusting in the one who formed me that his plan is perfect!  It's about faith - I realize, believing HE knows best!  He meant to make me just the way I am.


  1. Well said. I didn't come to this realization until just a few years ago.


  2. Yes, I have come it before also which is why I feel I should have matured beyond, but if I need the lesson once again then I embrace it!

  3. Really good reminder. And, love your title! It sucked me right in. I need to wear a "crown of contentment" too.

    So ironic: my family is listening to a song called "Happy to be me" at this exact minute!

  4. Wonderful post!
    So easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to one another....
    But remember there's only ONE you and only you can sprinkle YOUR light on the earth:):)
    No one in the world can be you!!!!!


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