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  • Natalie Bonkowski

Being Content, But Work

Updated: Jul 27

Sometimes we think we just can’t anymore. We can’t keep doing all we are doing. We can’t keep up. We don’t want to keep up. We don’t want to be where we are. We want something different, something more.

We may have these thoughts about a variety of circumstances in our life. Someone might be struggling with their job, home life, relationships, finances, or health. There are so many people that feel stuck, frustrated, or sad.

When I’m sitting in traffic on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday, I have these feelings. I don’t want to drive so far to work anymore. I feel stuck. I want out. I refuse to do it anymore.

In those moments, it’s hard to focus on the good. It’s tough to remember how lucky I am to work from home on Wednesdays and to be off on Fridays. It’s hard to focus on the good in those circumstances.

It’s hard to remember this scripture in tough times:

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:11-13

And this one:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

We need to be reminded daily of this: “Be content with where God has you. But work towards what he puts in your heart.” This is a something I strive for daily. I keep doing what I do because I know God has me right where I am for a reason. I also know he has big and great plans to use me for the good of others.

Be Content - But Work

I wait, not always patiently. I tend to forget a lot. Like every time I drive to work. It’s a work in progress. I’m a work in progress.

And I work on the things he puts in my heart. I work on this blog and improving my journey, every single day.

I challenge you to do the same. I challenge you to be content, but work. Work on what God puts in your heart. What’s in your heart today? I’d love to hear!

About Me

After 20 years of dieting, frustration, self-confidence and body image issues, I found myself as a contestant in a transformation contest. I stepped on stage in a bikini and dark tan and won 5th place. Walked off stage, started eating, and gained 50 pounds in a year. I felt so defeated, lost, miserable, and out of control.  

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Matthew 17:20

"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

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