Content. The one word that has popped into my head more times than I can count in the last few weeks. I have had this overwhelming feeling of being content in where I am at and what I am doing with my life. And friends I am not complaining.
In college it always seemed like I was looking forward to the next week, the next semester of classes, graduation, or moving on with life. I never really had this feeling of being content with where I was and loving every minute of it. I never thought I would find it here, in Florida, going to Grad School, and working multiple jobs.
But I have found it. Whether it is on the boat with my parents soaking up the sun or having a fun relaxing dinner with a new friend. I am content. And this contentedness? It makes me happy. I am happy to be content and to be loving where I am right now in this very moment.
In Psalm 16:8-11 it says "I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Take joy in the Lord and be content with Him. He is the one who provides this and the one who is always there. I find comfort and strength in knowing this is where God wants me to be and I know He has set forth this perfect path for me to follow. And that feeling of being content? It reaffirms that I am following that perfect path.