iChoose2 Be Content

Welcome to Week #29 of our iChoose2 Love My Life: one-year journey toward living a life you love!

This week we’re choosing to be content. Your Week #29 video is below. After you watch the video, please leave a comment below sharing an area where you’re feeling discontent and how you’re going to intentionally shift your perspective.

In the iChoose2 Love My Life book, you’ll discover lots of great tools that will help you live a life you love. If you need a copy of the book, go to https://ibloom.co/ichoose2book to get it for just $10!

Betsy Ringer

Betsy has had a long career that includes training supervisors and managers at a large health care facility, creating new departments in churches and speaking to a wide variety of audiences. Many have discovered their design through her training in Spiritual Gifts, Personality and Passion. She is the speaking specialist at iBloom and uses her many years of experience to mentor other women entrepreneurs. She has jeeped in deserts in Mexico, hiked to remote waterfalls, landed on a glacier in a helicopter, parasailed over whales and went white water rafting in Alaska. Her adventuresome spirit is contagious and you will certainly catch her zest for life.
About Betsy Ringer

Betsy has had a long career that includes training supervisors and managers at a large health care facility, creating new departments in churches and speaking to a wide variety of audiences. Many have discovered their design through her training in Spiritual Gifts, Personality and Passion. She is the speaking specialist at iBloom and uses her many years of experience to mentor other women entrepreneurs. She has jeeped in deserts in Mexico, hiked to remote waterfalls, landed on a glacier in a helicopter, parasailed over whales and went white water rafting in Alaska. Her adventuresome spirit is contagious and you will certainly catch her zest for life.

Comments

  1. Betsy,
    This is a great message! I have been praying about this for awhile as I am once again a season of change! Yes, it’s a choice to be content!
    This reminds me of a quote I just read:
    “Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.” Unknown
    Thank you for sharing your story… it definitely reminds me to be intentional about my priorities!

    • HI Lori!! Thanks for sharing!! You are RIGHT!!! We all go through seasons of change that are VERY uncomfortable. During those times we really have to CHOOSE to be content – which is NOT easy! It is wonderful that we can lift one another up and bring perspective to one another!

  2. Love this message and can relate back to the days when my busy schedule and my kids busy schedule butted heads and I let everyone know I was not a happy camper. Thankfully, God used some wonderful women in my life to help me learn to choose the good, better and best things. I love this site and look forward to reading the book I purchased yesterday on choosing to love my life. I know I will be passing it on to the younger women in my life. Isn’t it a lovely circle!

    • Hi Linda! I am so grateful your shared! Most of us can relate to days when we just “let it out.” It is GREAT to be a part of a community of women who truly care about one another! We can learn so very much from each other. I am so glad you have the book now! You will love it! And the people you pass it on to will appreciate it as well. “A lovely circle” – I love that phrase. We are all caring about, loving on, and helping each other be the best we can be!

  3. Jenna Ernstes says:

    Betsy,
    This was wonderful, usually I don’t choose to share but I felt compelled to share a little glimpse of my life story…Over the years I have chosen to be thankful for my faith, my children and my family but the 24 years of marriage to an alcoholic (recovered for the last ten~praise God) has left me many times without contentment in my marriage. It is hard to break that cycle. Our marriage has been alot of things but I have found myself in the last couple years yearning for contentment and you ladies sharing about it being a choice…not just a happening is of great value! Thank you and God Bless!

    • Hi Jenna! You are such a precious gem to share with us! You are absolutely right! When we get in the habit of having a certain attitude – and tough tough situations like yours certainly contribute to our attitudes!!! – it IS hard to break that cycle. I hope that as you continue to have words of joy, gratefulness, choice, promise, hope, value, and fresh life poured over you, that your contentment and joy will bubble up automatically in every situation once again!!! God bless YOU!!!

  4. Annie Murphy says:

    I have been driving myself nuts lately thinking that I need to get a different (i.e., better paying) job and that I possibly need to relocate in order to do so. The focus on the future, while all well and good, has kept me from enjoying my present. At least for the time being, I am going to be content with what I have — a job that offers me a chance to be somewhat creative and an apartment that I love. I may, due to finances and other factors have to make changes, but at least for the next few months I can concentrate on enjoying my current station in life!

    • Hi Annie!! Thanks so much for sharing! I know your sharing gives others a tangible example of choosing contentment! That is exactly what it is about. We KNOW our situations need to change but God calls us to be content within the situation! Life gives us so much more joy when we choose to be content as things are changing rather than being stirred up and anxious about the change. Praying for you as you wait with joy!!

  5. I think the day I chose to be content was the day I realized there is no such thing as perfect!! Perfectionism is a terrible disease that far too many of us suffer from. Stop comparing yourself to others and be happy with what you have. There is always someone in the world who wishes they could have what you do. And those things you don’t have? Perhaps you don’t really need them right now anyway!! 🙂 Have a great content filled week!! 🙂

    • Oh Michele – I LOVE that!! You know…I don’t know where we get the idea that “things” must be perfect – people, situations, life. You are so so right! NO such thing! Sure…we work to make things better and deal with problems but “perfect” is so illusive! It’s always nice to know that we are not expected to look perfect, be perfect….so much freedom in that!! Ahhhh….I CHOOSE to be content with my imperfections!!!

  6. This is such a wonderful site & your choosing to be content topic is very true. I lost my only sister tragically from this earth 2 yrs ago. At the same time my mom was diagnosed with ALS, our church of 29 yrs completely restructured, I lost my 10yr career, my dog of 12 yrs died, my cat of 19 yrs died, my baby (22yrs old) moved out and I was left with the choice to be content or be destroyed. Although very challenging I chose to trust God. And I mean to say each day I chose to get up & breathe. I know it all sounds overwhelming. At times it truly was. It is better each day as I still chose every morning to trust that God knows my future, my heart and holds me in the palm of his hand even when I can’t see the sunshine through the clouds. I choose ☺

    • Oh Lisa!! Thank you so so much for sharing! I know your sharing will be a blessing to so so many! You truly put feet on your faith! That’s not easy to do but it’s what God calls us to do. He embraced you and was with you every step of the way. His presence is ever-present. And you are so so right – we must choose to know it each and every day. Through the trials we have to choose to “get up and breathe.” I am so so sorry for so much loss in such a short period of time! As we focus on God’s attributes our own pain weakens and we feel His strength take over. You are a wonderful testament to God’s unfailing love and sustaining strength. Blessings Precious Sister!!

  7. calories definition

Share Your Heart

*