This is the Start

Of something new. {extra brownie points if you sang that line from high school musical song because I did}

The good things in life are never easy. Which means the great things are going to take every fiber of your being to fight for it. 

I'm ready for the fight. I'm putting on my armor.

Finally be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but 
against the rulers, 
against the powers of this dark world and 
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 
put on the full armor of God, 
so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, 
and after you have done everything, to stand. 
Stand firm then, with the BELT OF TRUTH buckled around your waist, 
and with your feet fitted with the READINESS that comes from the GOSPEL OF PEACE. 
In addition to all this, take up the SHIELD OF FAITH, 
with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the word of God. 
{NIV, Emphasis mine}

I'm equipping for the battle against discontentment. Just as Ephesians 6 says, I'm taking my sword and changing the game. Notice how our only offensive weapon is the sword, the Holy Word of God. Some might say it's our only leg to stand on. So if it is our only leg to stand on. If it is our only weapon to fight the enemy. If it is all we need to defend our hearts. If it is as powerful as God implies in this passage, then why don't we spend more time reading it, studying it, memorizing it, talking about it, and sharing it?

I have to go to the source. That is none other the Scripture. If I am serious about finding contentment, I have to fill my life with God's Holy Word.

How can I ever expect to find contentment in the Lord when I am allowing myself to be bombarded with so many different external sources other than Scripture? If I'm gonna displace the discontentment in my heart, mind, soul, and life, I have to replace it with the source of contentment. Jesus. I'm digging into the word. Instead of filling myself with TV, social media, Internet, etc, I'm taking to the Holy Word of God.

Course of action: Dig deep into the Word. Set aside time each and every day to spend just reading/memorizing/studying it. Let it be the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do at night.
The battle for contentment in God for my heart is on, & I'm not backing down.

{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.}