inspiration vs. discontentment
hey folks! hope you are having a lovely wednesday. a few weeks ago i posted a quote on twitter: “good reminder for us…nobody’s life portrayed on social networks is as good as it reads…live the life you’ve been given.” i definitely think the same is true for blogs….”nobody’s life portrayed on any blog (website, etc.) is as good as it reads.” i have written about this before but i will say it again….it is definitely hard to draw a line between being “artistic” and just simply portraying real life. it can be easy to post the “pretty” in life rather than some of the honest, not-so-pretty of life. sometimes i do stumble on other blogs and i am left wondering how people can afford such and such, dress up every day of the week, and the list goes on. i will be honest, sometimes i read blogs or come across pictures, etc. and can easily become discontent. this is already such a weakness of mine, but looking at different blogs or images totally feeds into this. for instance, if i’m reading a home design blog, i can personally become discontent with my own home. “why don’t we have a house with character?” or “i really need to go and buy a new coffee table…” or i might see an outfit on someone’s blog and think “i NEED that!” little things like this, really are not cool and hinder my walk with the Lord. not only that, but i’m just wasting time thinking that i’m being inspired when all in all, it’s just discontentment. so what do i do? i am learning to just not look at things that make me discontent….i cut off all of that and instead, do something useful with my time.
so why am i writing all of this? i just want to point out that reading a blog, someone’s facebook, whatever it may be is not all that you see of someone’s life. there is more than images and blogs and magazines and things that are “pretty.” you have a beautiful and unique life, a life of your own that you have been given. my mom sent me this link this morning and it’s definitely worth checking out. it’s about creating an authentically-inspired life in a pinterest world. i loved it! anywho, leland just woke up from his nap and i hear him crying upstairs so it’s time to get him. have a blessed day! much love.