• Erin E McEndree

Adopt: Contentment in Your Season

Updated: Nov 6, 2018

I was not living in the season I was in, I was living in the season I wanted to be in. 


Ecclesiastes 3:1, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:…” 


When the season of my life became ‘mom’, I was so blessed to stay at home, but there came a point when I was never at home. I taught at a Bible study that took up two days a week. I met moms for a play date. I was on a committee at church. I was the Chair for the health committee at my kid’s school and planned annual health fairs and abstinence programs. I taught women’s classes on Wednesday night. Not to mention, errands for my husband like getting the tractor tire fixed, rotating his truck tires and grocery shopping often with two kids in tow. 


Several times over the years my husband said I needed to evaluate what I was doing because our home was always a mess and he couldn’t ever find clean socks. (I still hate folding socks.) I was not making decisions based on the needs of my family. I was making decisions out of selfishness. I love teaching and serving the women and children. However, I was allowing important family responsibilities to suffer.


I was not living in the season I was in, I was living in the season I wanted to be in. 

So I Prayed


I prayed and God told me very clearly, “Would you get back to doing what I told you to do in the first place?” I finished my obligation with the Bible study, stepped down from the committees and started asking other women to rotate with me on Wednesday night.

 

I would like to say that I never overextended myself again, but I have had to do that elimination scenario several times over the years. Even now, I have an office in town for my life coaching clients and writing projects, but have recently found the need to stay home one day a week so I can take care of my families needs.


What Season Are You In?


How are you overly busy? Do you allow wants to take over important needs? Are you trying to live in a different season than you are currently in? What can you eliminate from your schedule that conflicts with what God is telling you? Step back and adopt contentment in the season you are in. 




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