Links to all posts in the series can be found at the end of this post.
It’s already here! The Nester’s 31 Days series starts now, and I’m taking the plunge. Honestly, I wanted to write about something light and fun–personal style or the like–but I’ve had something heavy on my heart that’s begging to be written.
So here we go–31 days of fighting for contentment that won’t flee, won’t fade, can’t be stolen.
Why this? Because I’ve been right there, under the weight of discontentment, wishing away days and overlooking the magnitude of blessings. And then, when my toes were sliding over the edge, God gently pulled me back to safety. No magic formula, no self-help quick fix, just submitting to God’s loving, sharpening, beautiful work.
My hope is that the comfort I have experienced might be passed on to someone else, as Paul tells us God intends (II Corinthians 1:4). I’m no expert; this is just my story. I’ll share the deep-down, painful things I learned as well as the daily, pragmatic practices that have helped me move from crushing discontentment to persevering contentment. All posts will be listed here as they’re posted for ease of organization.
I hope to see you back tomorrow, and be sure to check out the many others linking up this month!
Update (October 15th): I’m a few days behind due to being completely (and wonderfully) distracted by the Influence Conference. I’ll be playing catch up daily this week.
Day 2: Pour Out Your Heart
Day 3: Perspective
Day 4: Decide Who to Please
Day 5: Give
Day 6: Contentment Is Not…
Day 7: Paul, An Example
Day 8: Plans
Day 9: When the Way is Dim
Day 10: Community
Day 11: When Contentment Is Hard
Day 12: Soak in Truth
Day 13: Rest
Day 14: Whose Glory?
Day 15: Keep Eternity in Focus
Day 16: Protected Purpose
Day 17: The Small Moments
Day 18: Romans Eight Twenty-Eight
Day 19: Be Present
Day 20: Look For Growth