Satisfied?

People are never satisfied. They are always looking for something more than what they have. Proverbs 27:20 (paraphrased)

MP900400653 I want more. I am never really completely satisfied.

Maybe the writer of Proverbs is right. Maybe wanting more is part of human nature. Perhaps never being satisfied is the way God made us.

If we can’t help wanting more, then the real question is, what are we trying to get more of?

Some want more stuff to satisfy selfish and sinful desires. Usually, the more they get, the more they want. In the end, their their pleasure driven pursuits become more like chains that weigh them down.

Others are driven by a longing for truth, and a desire to walk closer to God. They spend their days pursuing their passion for loving and serving the Lord. Happy business man with other business people walking besides himTheir pleasure comes from growing in faith and in the knowledge of the Lord.

So wanting more is not really the problem. The problem is whether that  desire drives us closer to God, or to self-centered indulgences.

Jesus made it clear that no one can serve two masters. One will be hated, and the other loved.

If the write of Proverbs is right, and we can’t shake our desire for more, then we need to direct that desire! We need to invest more time cultivating our faith, and nurturing our relationship with God. We need to spend less time in selfish pursuits, and give ourselves wholeheartedly to God!

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    • Christina
    • June 23rd, 2010

    If we are always looking for more, never satisfied…how can we further our relationship with God? We have to let go of the “worldly” things around us and be satisfied with the knowledge He is there, on our side, no matter what!

    • Christina,
      You are exactly right. The problem is our search for satisfaction often drives our pursuit of “worldly” things, and that can distract us from deepening our relationship with God. I know that for me that it is only when I focus on finding my satisfaction in God and in my relationship with Jesus Christ that the desire “for more” drives me to an ever-deepening devotion and dependence on God.
      Thanks for your thoughful comment!

    • Tina
    • June 23rd, 2010

    Good post. We all need to be reminded of this. Thanks.

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