Hi there Friends!
Daffodils are popping up and the grass has a tint of green. This is one of our favorite times of year, even though we may be sneezing with itchy eyes, we don’t care because it means warm weather is on its way!
The things that come with spring bring a sense of peace. The smells, the colors, the sun and being outside more. These things come with a change of season. As a life coach, Robin and I often see this, but it has nothing to do with the weather, it has to do with the heart. Different seasons bring different emotions and reactions to our lives. Circumstances matter to us and they can determine how we feel, whether we are peaceful and content, or tumultuous and discontent.
Discontentment can happen to anyone, it is not a respecter of persons, but more, a state of mind. We see in Philippians 4: 11-12 Paul’s tells us, “For I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”
This is great proof that peace and contentment is not something that is found by getting what we want, but it is an attitude of the heart as God strengthens us in our time of need.
Are you full of peace and contentment today regardless of circumstance? It is easier said than done. Here are some coaching tools that will help you move towards it.
- In your discontentment, are you “comparing” your circumstance to others?
- If so, count your blessings, remember contentment isn’t found, it’s a state of mind.
- Make sure you’re letting God be your strength, not your discontentment.
We hope your heart is Content!
Maryann and Robin