I May Be

I may be doing work at home {which is typically against my life rules}. I may be stressed to the max. I may be scared of failing. I may be overwhelmed to potential tears. I may be a complete mess. I may be a whole lot of things that aren't necessary to type out here for you. 
But I am NOT going to let this steal my peace. I am NOT going to let this take away my contentment. 

This morning in my devotional {SheReadsTruth ... if you haven't heard of it, you should check it out here}, the key verse was 1 Peter 5:12b.

"This is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it."

I felt so much peace as I meditated on that verse this morning. Recapping the book of 1 Peter, I stand firm in the hope God gives, the call to be holy like Him, my adoption as a child of God,  freedom of life in Christ.

Tonight as I allowed the cool, fall breeze blow in through our balcony door, breathed in the sweet scent of my marshmallow fireside candle, set my feet up on the coffee table, pressed play on my current Netflix show, and opened my work laptop to do more work, I knew God was with me in this moment. Even if this moment isn't my idea of contentment.

I seek contentment from God. Not my circumstances.

How many times do I have to repeat that to get it into my head? Okay. Well, I will keep trying.

{This series is a part of a writing challenge given by the nester, Myquillyn Smith, to write for 31 Days. You can check the write31days website out here and enjoy hundreds of other bloggers joining together for this challenge. My posts are a part of my personal topic choice of 31 Days of Contentment, and you can find the link for the entire series here.}