“I wish I had more exercise discipline.”
How many times have my girls heard me say this in the past six months. On and a roll and feeling good, I hurt my ankle and the discipline ball stopped. Without a friend to give it another push, I have really struggled to get consistent again.
I have realized something this morning. As I do every day, consciously or not, I am teaching my girls.
I am modeling to complain about something I can change. Frequently making comments about what bothers me about me, I am showing them how to be dissatisfied when I can do what it takes to bring the change.
What needs to change is me!
There are so many things, though, that we cannot change. Desires of our hearts, outside our control, which threaten our peace each and every day. For those things, God comes to my rescue:
“…you still the hunger of those you cherish…when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.” from Psalm 17:14- 15 (NIV)
Again, it comes back to me to bring the change: will I allow myself to have my hunger for change stilled? Will I spend time with Him so He can satisfy me?
I want my girls to see and know, contentment comes from One source, Jesus. Whether that is in depending on Him to help me change the things I need to or being content until He changes the things I can’t.
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