It is the last day of November and the panic of the holiday season is about to start (if it hasn’t already). My calendar is full with lots of business activity over the next 14 days which is exciting so this morning, I took just a moment to STOP! A mixture of emotions have been flowing through me as the holiday approaches. I am struggling with being content and not wanting more. More money to pay bills. More money to spend and give to others. More time with my daughter. More time to spend with family. More business. More recruits. More weight loss. All of these things are attainable with prayer and thanksgiving.
I saw this and it made me think about my contentment…
Being content in our lives takes work. Contentment is not something which just happens. Far from it actually because we are a needy people. We always want something more. We always work harder to get the things everyone else has. We all have even been guilty of commenting on our lack of satisfaction of our life placement. It is once again one of those pesky human nature things.
We wonder why some people are successful or have what we want. The grass is greener on the other side syndrome takes over in my case (more often than I would like to admit). I forget to be content in God’s blessings. I forget to be content in the things God has given me. I forget to trust God is going to give me everything I need but maybe not when or how I want it. I simply forget.
Contentment is possible. It simply takes work. It takes commitment on our part to not complain about the things we do not have. Instead we need to focus on the things we do have. Focusing on the pure grace God has given each and every one of us. This contentment is important so that we can in fact continue to praise God the way that He deserves……
Today, as I reflect, I am content. Content in my business. Content in my marriage. Content in my life. I know God will continue to bless me if I remember everything I have is a gift from him.
Are you content in your life? Are you struggling to find the positive when there only seems to be negative? PAUSE and give thanks for everything – no matter how small. You will be amazed at how this “gratitude walk” will change your outlook. If we practice this each day, Negative Nellie will find a new home. We will be content and happy in our lives.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!