guest book review & giveaway by Samantha Robinson
A dear friend sent me this cute little book during a time when I was struggling with being content in my present circumstances. I was also going through a spiritually “dry” time in my life and really wasn’t in the mood for a lot of heavy reading. This book was perfect and just what I needed. At only 107 pages, it’s broken down into little chapter sections for easy reading. The book’s size is convenient for “on-the-go” girls.
I love how the introduction gets right to the point: “Our unhappiness does not spring from what we lack. It springs from our desire from what we lack.”
We crave all these things- love, comfort, independence, self esteem and more and we’re unhappy because we’ve come to expect such things, esp. in today’s society.
Happiness and contentment comes from where we look and what we believe and not from what we have.
Filled with gentle yet firm encouragement, this book will help you discover what God’s Word says about contentment and you’ll soon realize that God truly does want you to be content and happy. The choice is ours :) 1st Timothy 6:6-8
Rachel @CreativelyRedeemingHer says
Knowing where to find JOY in the midst of pain and discipline.
I struggle with contentment at times, too, and this book sounds like it would be very encouraging! Thanks for sharing about the book and for the opportunity to win a copy! =)
Remembering that in Christ I have everything I need.
I think Ann Voskamp’s 1000 gifts influenced a lot of us :)
I’m still keeping my lists!
Julie Waldvogel says
Something that helps me to be more content is counting my blessings or like Ann Voskamp, listing gifts. God also reminds me in his word to be content (Hebrews 13:5).
Realizing that there are a lot of people who have far less than i do helps me to be content with what i have.
Natasha Metzler says
Listing gifts (ah la Ann Voskamp)
Taking photographs of my favorite things
Kneeling in prayer, every morning.
Samantha R says
I do that too and it all started with Ann Voskamp for me as well:)
It’s amazing how when we focus on God’s goodness and all the gifts HE has given us, how it really helps us with being content.
What helps me be content is living in the “now,” and not worrying about the future. Even when things seem hard, I have so many things to be thankful for, and if I embrace where I am, contentment follows.
I’m so ashamed that I am entering all your giveaways, Chantel… but it seems that you’ve been choosing books that hit just the notes that I am struggling with these days. (I have a ‘romantic’ situation that is causing me confusion, and leaving me less content… so this seems like it would be a blessing to read.)
Laura @ Life is Beautiful says
I think what helps me when I’m struggling to be content is the reminder that EVERYTHING matters to God and He uses everything we give Him. So even if I’m not where I want to be, I know my life is still an offering to Him…and that makes me less impatient and less discontent.