Thursday, April 14, 2011

Still Happy?

Yesterday I had my bi-weekly catch up meeting with my Manager. Nothing earth shattering, just going over what’s on my desk. Do I have any specific concerns. Yada yada yada. At the end of the meeting he asked me, “So, are you still happy?” I shrugged my shoulders and said, “As long as my mortgage is paid and I can buy groceries every week I’m ecstatic.”

Hmmmmm

I really hate that that was my response. Because the truth is, I’m not happy and I’m certainly not ecstatic. I’m grateful. But not happy. Another truth is, I'm not leaving my current employer to go to another employer. I want to be the employer.

Either there is something else out there for me or I have to change my attitude about where I am.

I believe that God wants me to live an abundant life (John 10:10). I know that God wants to bless my life (Deuteronomy 28).

But here’s “the gotcha”: From God’s perspective is my life already blessed and am I already living abundantly?

From my perspective, things are satisfactory. Things are acceptable. But not overwhelming. God promises that He will open the windows of Heaven and pour me out a blessing so great that I won’t even have enough room to receive it (Malachi 3:10). I’m not there yet.

So I guess that’s the answer. There is something else out there, but I also need to have a better attitude about what I’ve already been blessed with.

5 comments:

EmptyNester said...

You hit the nail on the head!

dionde said...

WOW Chelle I struggle with all.the.time. Then I feel GUILTY/CONVICTED because I have more than enough....I have been divorced over 6 years and still managed to provide for my sons...get them both out of high school....I have a great profession, I am growing in my FAITH i'm growing and becoming the woman GOD intended me to be....why do I still worry and DOUBT and have anxiety over my finances??

Sometimes when I am worried or anxious about $$$ I will change my route on the way to work and drive thru down town san diego where there are FIVE blocks of homless people and then I have to pass a womens shelter where women are LINED up down the WHOLE block...

INSTANTLY HUMBLED.....

good post....great even
makes me think....

dee in san diego

TJ said...

This is definitely something to think about

Kristy said...

Bloom where you are planted for now and maybe other opportunities will come. Don't worry, I don't really pretend to be Yoda, I just sound like him sometimes.

Elizabeth said...

I do believe that over and over our Bibles throughout the world say that we have to "stop and listen to what God is telling you" If you hear nothing, than you sit still and enjoy the views and goodness that surrounds you.Trust that he knows the plan for you, and when it's time you'll hear what you are being told or guided into doing. I left my great paying job 3 years ago to care for two parents who had health issues, I heard a dn felt the hand on my shoulder guiding me out of that rat race called "corporate America", slowly has their wounds healed I sat quietly and made a plan in my head to begin again with my art. I haven'te regretted it one bit, and I don't make nearly the $$$ I did before. But I enjoy the views of life much better. Be a good listener.