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I have noticed that normal people often want adventure, but people on an adventure don't. Maybe contentment is the problem not anything else. Waiting is hard but we all have to do it. If we are always waiting for whatever event, life stage or "big thing" that is coming next we will never be content and one day we shall find that the only "big thing" left is for us to die. We miss out on our life. 

The gift of life unwraps itself through time; 
all we need to do is sit back and enjoy its contents ~unknown

Of course there is work in life, but there is also much to enjoy. If we are always waiting, sitting on the edge of our seat anticipating the next "big thing", we will have trouble being content, enjoying life and serving where we are now. Now is what it always is. Tomorrow is always a day away. There will be good nows and some bad nows, still we should be content, we will fall short. You will not always be content and I will not always be content, as we are all humans and if you are reading this and disagreeing with me that is rather scary as I don't know of anything that can read and is not human... if not scary than maybe rather cool..or you maybe just have a good sense of humor, or brain damage... that was a massive sidetrack so back to contentment.

We humans seem to be discontent by nature. We want something else, something different, an adventure. Though there are some people who don't want adventures.

“'I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone.' 

'I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!'” ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (Gandalf to Frodo and Frodo's response)

“We shouldn't be here at all, if we'd known more about it before we started. But I suppose it's often that way. The brave things in the old tales and songs, Mr. Frodo: adventures, as I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull, a kind of a sport, as you might say. But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually — their paths were laid that way, as you put it."~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers (Sam, a hobbit)

We have each been placed by God where we are right now and it is here that we are called to serve faithfully. Being content is such a nice feeling. When we are content where we are we can enjoy it to the full. There is so much we can enjoy, I read this quote in my diary a few weeks ago and thought it summed up my thoughts.

The sun, in itself full of glory, either at rising or setting
this and many other like blessings we enjoy daily;
And for most of them, because they are so common, 
most men forget to pay their praised, But let us not. ~Izaak Walton

This one too.

What we need is not new light, but new sight; not new paths,
but new strength to walk in the old ones;
not new duties, but new wisdom from on high
to fulfill those that are plain before us ~unknown

So be content wherever you are and marvel in this world and the time you have been given. Use it wisely and give all the glory to God, wait for God to reveal everything in his own perfect timing.

Well I finally got out some of the jumble of the thoughts that have been on my mind lately. God is good. Let us serve now, in the place that we have been assigned to serve in.

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (Gandalf)

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