Thursday, July 16, 2009

Creeping Discontent

I am not sure if it is viral or bacterial, but I am sure that I have come down with it. Creeping Discontent.

It begins with something small, say, a car breaking down. Then it begins to snowball, adding teen troubles, busy schedules, money problems, etc...then I lose my ability to look at the glass-half-full side of life...until before I know it good friends are asking far too often, 'Hey, are you ok?'

Yesterday I turned to a work buddy and said, "I am in a bad mood!" and his reply was, "I had noticed."


Really, what is my contentedness supposed to be based on? I don't think it's the car, the money, the kids or the house. Apparently I need to climb to a higher vantage point, 'cause I have lost sight of the point.

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

The first step to correcting a problem is to recognize it. Second is to confess it. Next is to seek God. Finally we can repent when we can rely on God to help us overcome it.

Have you been in the Word and prayer daily? That makes a huge difference in my perspective.