I live a humble little life in a 675 square foot apartment. And I love it.

I love it’s creaky wood floors, it’s old charm, and all of its little quirks.

Sure, I look forward to owning a home one day. But dreaming of my future home doesn’t stir up discontentment of where I am right now. I love where God has me.

Life has its seasons. There are seasons of trial. Seasons of waiting. Seasons of nothing. Seasons of opportunity. Seasons of hope. Seasons of bliss. Seasons of grief. Seasons of simplicity.

It is so easy for us to constantly be looking for the next season. But if we live like that, we will never be happy or content. God has you right where He wants you. Look for the joy in the season you are in.

I’ve gotten pretty good at this concept. Honestly, I am very content right now. But every now and then, someone will try to bring me down. You know…those subtle comments. They may not even be aware that they’re doing it.  It may not be intentional. But, you start comparing and feeling inadequate. (Social media, I’m talkin’ ’bout you, ya little contentment-killer!)

Take a step back and revel in the fact that you are incredibly blessed. 

So decorate your 675 square foot season. Make it beautiful.  Have joy in it.  Joy is not found in a nicer car, or a bigger house, or whatever else you’re looking for next.  Joy is found in the Lord!

Author: Julia

My name is Julia and my name means "youthful." I believe in imagination. I believe in spontaneous adventures, even if they are small. Here at The Youthful Home, we love a big cup of green tea, a white sundress, home cooking, and a whole lot of Jesus. We invite likeminded friends to visit and stay awhile. Welcome to The Youthful Home.

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