A resolution to be content
Carefully consider what the Bible says about contentment:
~ 1 Timothy 6:8
~ Hebrews 13:5
~ What have you been hurrying through?
~ What are some of the good parts of your experience that you've missed in your attempt to rush through the more difficult ones?
~ What can you do differently today to "scrape the plate" - to gather up all the good things around you and begin enjoying the journey of your life?
- If you're single, you should have the security of marriage.
- If you're married, you should have the freedom of singleness.
- If you live in an apartment, you should own a home by now.
- If you own a home, it should be bigger than the one you've got.
Paul's secret: he had resolved to be content...
When you've concluded of what you already have on hand is enough which has been deemed by God as sufficient...
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;
~ Overflowing Blessing ~
Sunday, September 18, 2011
~ Luke 6:38
- My wallet is even emptier than I remember, and my financial needs aren't goinng away.
Questions to Ask Yourself:
~ When you consider your level of willingness to give of yourself, does it reveal more contentment or discontentment residing in your heart? In what way?
~ Based on God's provisions that you listed at the end fo the last chapter, what is one thing you could close this book and go do for someone else out of the resource?
~ Record your thoughts regarding this statement: "Sometimes the best, most empowering word you can learn to utter is no."
~ The Balancing Point ~
Monday, September 19, 2011
Staying Surpisingly Satified:
- Businessperson = gets to relish today's accomplishments while at the same time having high expectations for tomorrow
- Homemakre = learns to thrive on the joyful chaos of today's tasks while calmly, patienty looking forward to the slower pace her future may hold
- Single woman = is actually able to enjoy her independence - not just preted she does - and yet be equally excited about what sharing life with a future mate may be like.
Go back and reread your answers and comments from the questions in this section. Then read the resolution you are about to make. Pray about it. Sit with it a while. Rest in it. Even if you're exhausted from life's challanges and demands, make this a moment to breathe deep and savor what God is inviting you into, what He's asking you to give and what He's promising to supply you in order to do it. When you're ready, make this resolution out loud, maybe even in the presence of someone who can help hold you accountable to it. Then sign your name below it.
I do solemnly resolve to embrace my current season of life and will maximize my time in it. I will resist the urge to hurry through or circumvent any portion of my journey but will live with a spirit of contentment.
A Note From Myself:
After picking up the book "The Resolution for Women" by Priscilla Shirer, I begin to learn about the first out of thirteen resolutions is to be content. I need to be content with what God has already provided me with, and not myself being greedy in wanting more than what God wants me to have. I need to be patient in waiting for anything else God wants for my life and be content with what I have now. I need to enjoy and embrace what I have now, and resist the urge to hurry through or circumvent any part of my life. One of my big things I am looking foward to is to be one day having a family of my own!