Discontentment Will Destroy Your Life

Josiah

Josiah Douglas isn't a super smart guy (even though he has a bachelor's degree), and he doesn't know a lot about God (his degree is in theology), but he does think a lot and sometimes he writes those things down so that you can read them too!

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3 Responses

  1. Edie Avdonin says:

    Josiah, don’t be so quick to judge people with “multiple husbands” . My first husband left me, and my second husband died. People who change jobs and homes etc. also have their reasons. Show a little mercy. Try praying this prayer that Christians have been praying for hundreds of years..Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Love, grandma Edie.

    • Josiah says:

      If one husband left you and one husband died, then you’re not the person I’m talking about. There are so many people who have had multiple spouses and just keep asking why they can’t find a good one. These are the people I meant by that. I completely understand that there are other reasons that people might have multiple husbands or wives besides being discontent.

      I also agree about mercy, but there comes a point that a Christian has to grow up and start to actually improve their life in Christ. So many Christians spend their whole life never actually growing in Christ because they lean too hard on mercy. I don’t think that you are, and by no means am I saying that the Orthodox church does that because they make it a habit to say this prayer. But there is such a over emphasis on grace and mercy that a lot of Christians ever find their true potential in Christ. It can easily become an excuse to claim grace and mercy instead of ever actually becoming a better person.

      I should probably be a little more gracious about it, but my role in life right now isn’t to try and help people feel good about being a Christian, it’s to help people (including myself) grow in Christ.

  2. Sandy Watson says:

    It was the way you worded it Josiah. Choose your words wisely.
    I too am “on my third husband”, but I totally knew what you meant.
    Discontentment is a killer. One can sit around and dwell on things making mountains out of molehills. Before you know it, problems are manifesting that you didn’t know you had. I make every effort to maintain an “attitude of gratitude”.
    I LOVE your blog posts!
    Keep on truckin’.

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