I’ve recently been struggling with the idea of being content vs. pushing forward. And it doesn’t help that the answers I get from people are usually shared with the pious ideal that I should trust God (as if that translates to reality definitively).
I do think God wants us to be content in Him and trust that He has our back completely but my issue has more to do with doing what God has called me to. Should I just rest on my laurels and trust that God will open whichever door He chooses as I walk casually through life, resting in the Lord?
Or does God want me to bum-rush the door and kick it in with a violent tenancity that screams out, “Thus says the Lord?”
I am at this place in my life where I’m editing down the things I want to do, just as Jon Acuff instructs me to, until I find the right thing to pursue with my life. But I can’t help but feel this push to be content with what I have.
Yet I do not wish to become complacent. So I stand at the precipice trying to embrace whichever path is best.
And the only conclusion I have come up with is to just thank God for what He has given me and then to violently kick down whatever door I want to run through. To not let anything stand in my way and to embrace it all as the beautiful journey that I’m able to enjoy.
I hope that helps you because it is truly better than waiting for something to happen to me.