- a state of happiness and satisfaction.
Last week was a big one for me. I shared something I never thought I would share on paper, never mind on a public platform.
I shared my dislike...no, hatred for being single.
I have never gone to singles sites or speed dated.
So you would think that because I hate being single so much that I would put myself out there.
That I would dangle personal information on as many 'reputable' dating sites as possible...right?
Well, that's just not me. I'm a pretty private person which becomes debunked as soon as you look at my blog! Hahaha
Now that I got that out of the way, the truth is that I have entrusted my future spouse to God.
Of course that was after I gave God my short list of attributes my husband had to have.
Things like making me laugh, being weird like me, and having mesmerizing blue eyes. Just to name a few.
He also had to love God and want a simple, quiet life.
So, what did it mean when I gave that list to God and trusted Him with the details?
WAITING! A LOT OF WAITING! Still waiting! Obviously.
It also means that if I am trusting God, I am also having to adhere to His timetable in bringing my husband to my front door, sorta speak.
THAT then means I have to be content to wait. To be happy and satisfied as the definition of contentment implies.
I can't do that. I already tried. I only get frustrated and impatient!
Is it that contentment is a state of mind? A decision to be at peace with my singleness nemesis until it's TIME?
I don't know when that time is. Knowing that sobering reality kind of, well, sucks.
Maybe contentment comes in different forms.
Like being comfortable and confident in my own skin which I think, for the most part, I am.
Or maybe it is deciding to enjoy my singleness while I'm still single. What does that entail?
Maybe it even means talking to married couples to get a closer, more in depth perspective of what married life can REALLY look like.
I only have numerous online articles and less than casual exchanges to hold as 'marriage prep' information.
I want to be content while I'm waiting in limbo for marriage but struggle to be in the waiting room.
What does contentment mean to you? I want to hear from you! Let's talk!