Daniel 2:44 says, "But throughout the history of these kingdoms, the God of heaven will be building a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will this kingdom ever fail under the domination of another. In the end it will crush the other kingdoms and finish them off and come through it all standing strong and eternal."
Eugene H. Peterson writes, "All human kingdoms are indeed in decline, including your kingdom and mine. Only what is done for God's kingdom will last. And the sooner we shift the center of trust from what we're doing to what God is doing, the better off we'll be, both here on earth and hereafter in eternity."
God has placed you exactly where you are in life. What you are part of is important to His kingdom and purposes even if no one else sees what you're doing. I've been a full-time caregiver for years, but it took me a very long time to be truly content in being a caregiver. It isn't that I didn't love my son. It isn't that I didn't want to care for him. It is that while caring for him I felt alone and insignificant. Thankfully God kept at me on the topic of contentment. Being a full-time caregiver isn't for everyone but I am content in this life, in this role of caring for another person 24 hours a day. No one but God sees what I do all day. And that's okay. I'm doing it for Him.
What about you? Are you content in the life you have been given? Have you found purpose in it?
You can, you know.
Being content where you are doesn't mean you can't pursue other things or stay where you are forever. God is the God of dreams too. Maybe where you are is a temporary situation. You can be content in that while looking forward.
Being content is a spiritual work. And when we are content we can be conscious we are part of God's plan.