Happy new episode day! I don’t know about you, but Wednesdays are quickly becoming my favorite day of the week. You guys have been so wonderful to us as you’ve tuned in every week, kept up with us on social media, and shown us your support for this podcast. We literally COULD NOT do this without you, so I hope you know how grateful we are for each and every one of our listeners! So before I get super duper sappy, let’s jump into today’s show notes!
In this episode, we are talking about contentment, which I know is every single girl’s favorite word in the English language (insert eye roll here). But we wanted to talk about contentment because we’ve both realized recently how it easy it is to make it look like we are content where we are, when we’re really just ignoring our discontentment. In today’s society, where busyness is a badge of honor, it is so easy to mask a discontented spirit with the distractions of day to day life. The thought of being still and acknowledging our current reality sounds a lot less appealing when we can just push it to the side and do other things that actually sound fun. But I think we are really missing something if we aren’t okay with sitting in our current state.
This is something I personally really struggled with when I was going through a season where several of my friends were getting engaged and married. I immersed myself in being a bridesmaid - helping in whatever way I could, attending showers and parties, going dress and decor shopping, all the things. I didn’t want to slow down long enough to acknowledge the fact that I was hurt and disappointed that my friends were all getting something I really wanted. I was discontent, but I didn’t want to face my discontentment.
So as we go through this episode today, our hope is that you don’t make the same mistakes I did. Don’t get me wrong. I totally understand how difficult it can be to find contentment in a less than ideal season, but we have to remember that our contentment is to be found in Christ, not our circumstances. He is where we find our hope, our joy, and our peace. If we look for those things anywhere else, we will inevitably be disappointed. Trust us. We know. We’ve tried.
Towards the end of the episode, we give you some practical action items that you can incorporate into your every day life. We talk about keeping a gratitude journal and how to remove discontentment triggers from your life, in the hope that you will find contentment and gratefulness in a season where you’re tempted to just stay distracted.
We hope this conversation helps you find rest in your Heavenly Father, in who He created you to be, and in where He has you right now at this point in your life. And as always, we would love to hear from you if you have questions, need encouragement, or just want to say hi! All of our social media and our email address is listed below so you can get in touch with us easily.
Happy listening friends!
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P.P.S. Last thing I promise. We are going to be taking next week off for Thanksgiving week. So we hope you enjoy your holiday week with the people you love most, and we will pick back up with Episode 1.12 on Wednesday, November 28th. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!!
Hosts: Kristen Camp and Bethany White
Music by: Adam Johnson
Mixing and Editing by: Bethany White
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