I have struggled for sometime with discontentment. If it was b/c I thought we didnt stack up with it came to our place in society or that I didnt think our stuff was new or nice enough. I was constantly comparing and than feeling crummy for comparing.
I was convicted by the Lord that this attitude needed to stop. That I needed to trust that he knew exactly what I needed and would give me exactly what he thought was best for me. If I was mad at the lack of things I would have to realize I was mad at God for not giving them to me. That is a wrong attitude. So wrong. I have prayed forgiveness for my sinful attitude. Thats what it is you know sinful. Its a commandment. Do not covet!!!! I was coveting all over the place. I asked the Lord to forgive that attitude and to grant me an attitude of contentment. I am not saying this to boast as its very humbling to admit my failure. However, I am just a sinner saved by grace and that is all!!! I cant earn it and will never earn it. I just fall back on the Lord's open arms and thank him for taking me and forgiving me when I fail him so miserably. How would we feel if we gave our children something than all they did was complain that it wasnt as nice as the kids down the road or said okay whats next when is the next thing coming...so wrong..and that was me...
Now do i think I have this thing licked and will never struggle again with it ..hardly...but at least I see the issue and am trying to focus more on my relationship with the Lord than anything else.
For where my heart is there my treasure is also..