The Scene: 65°F and Foggy
F3 Welcome & Disclaimer
- Imperial Walkers x20 (IC)
- Burpees x10 (OYO)
- Baby Arm Circles x10 each (IC)
- Squats x10 (IC)
- Mosey to between the baseball fields
- Pullups x10 (OYO)
- Squats x20 (OYO)
- Burpees x 15 (OYO)
- LBC x30 (OYO)
- Merkins x20 (OYO)
- When everyone is done, Run the Loop (out to the greenway, up heartattack hill, and back to the fields)
- Repeat (4 times)
- Hand and leg up
- Switch to other side
- American Hammers x30
- Hello Dolly x20
Circle of Trust/ Ball of Man
Ambition and Contentment:
We all long for contentment—and people with the right view of God’s ownership want to make sure they don’t fall into discontentment.
But you might wonder: Does being content mean you’re not charging forward toward God’s call for your life? Because those same people don’t want to do that, either! They don’t want to feel like they’re standing still in life, unmotivated and unambitious.
Proverbs 13:4 (NIV) offers an answer: “A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the diligent are fully satisfied.”
In other words, standing still doesn’t equal contentment, and ambition doesn’t equal discontentment.
Here’s the thing: Contentment is spiritual. It’s a sense of peace in the middle of a storm. And it has nothing to do with ambition.
Take Paul. He was constantly going, moving, preaching, teaching, discipling and ministering, even when it was really, really hard.
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want” (Philippians 4:11–12 NIV).
A content person still wants to do better and be better; he’s just not pinning all his hopes and dreams on that one thing that the culture is telling him he needs to fill the void in his heart. He’s grateful for what he has and thanks God for all of his blessings, even if they’re all he’ll ever have. But he’ll continue to grow, change and make a bigger impact on the world, as long as he’s able. That’s ambition.
Paul describes it this way in 1 Timothy 6:6–8 (NKJV): “Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.”
See the difference? Content people may not have the best of everything, but they make the best of everything.
And all the while, they still pursue everything with passion.
It was an intimate workout this morning, a nice break from the typical crowds that are known to gather at the Asylum. I was very glad that Waffle House and Snitch showed up so I wasn’t working out by myself 🙂