Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Why Are We Never Satisfied

I have come to the conclusion we humans are never satisfied. It doesn't matter what we have or what we have had in our life time, we want more. Why is it with us?

I believe we don't take the time to count our blessings. I know each one of us have enough blessings that we should be satisfied. Nope! We always want more.

First off God created the world and all things for us to share with Him. Seven times God said what He created was "good", in verses 4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, and 31 in Genesis 1. He created the world to reveal His glory and be a place where we could share His joy. All He created should be enough to make us thankful.

God created humans as a triune being (body, soul, and spirit) and we have a mind, emotion, and will with which we can act in response to God freely as Lord. We are able to worship, serve Him, and love Him. God wants us to have fellowship with Him at all times.

God has given us free will. He will never make us to do anything even though He may want us to something, He will never make us. We are free to love, obey, worship, and fellowship with Him. We, as Christians can make known to Him our requests and as long as it is in line with His will we will receive it. We, as Christians can ask Him for help. Isaiah 50:9; "Behold, the Lord God will help me..." We don't need the help of anyone else.

We have been blessed with our life. God gave us our life but it is up to us to do with it what we should. Again, God will never force us to do anything. What becomes of our life is up to us. We may hit some rough spots in this life but it is still up to us what we do with these rough spots. Are we going to wallow in them or are we going to get up and try and again? Are we going to give praises and thanks to the Lord? Yes, it is hard to praise and be thankful when things are going rough but we can do it. We will either lean on God during these times or abandon Him. If we lean on Him, we can ask Him for the strength to endure but if we abandon Him we have nothing.

Do you have the salvation of the Lord?  Then you are blessed.  You are in the family of the Lord.  When you leave this earth you will be heaven with your heavenly Father.  What a wonderful blessing!  You have so much to look forward to.

Do you have a family? Then you have been blessed. That doesn't mean we will always get along with the family but we can go to the Lord in prayer and ask Him to help us. Believe me, He will help you.

Do you have a home? Then you have been blessed. We may not live in a mansion but who has to have a mansion anyway? Be thankful and praise the Lord for what you have. There are people that don't have a home.

Do you have a car or truck? Then you are blessed. You may not have the car you really want but you have something to get you round and about. You can go to the store, doctor, friends/families home to visit. Are you praising the Lord for what you have?

Do you have food to eat? Then you are blessed. God gave you the food to nourish your body. It may not be the food you like but you have food and should be thanking and praising the Lord for what He has given you to eat.

Do you have clothes? Then you are blessed. God has blessed you with clothes, they may not be expensive clothes but you have clothes to cover your body. Take care of them and give thanks and praises to the Lord.

Can you see? Then you are blessed. There are people that cannot see. If you can see then you can see all the beauty God has given us to see. What wonderful beauty there is for us to see! You can see to read the Word of God. You are able to read all about what the Lord has done for you and will do for you. Praise the Lord.

Can you talk? Then you are blessed. You can tell your husband/wife/kids/Mom or Dad you love them. You can communicate with family and friends. You can talk with the Lord, which is awesome in itself.

Can you touch and feel? Then you are blessed. You can touch and feel your loved ones. You can touch a flower and feel its softness. Praise the Lord.

These are only a few things I have mentioned. There are many more. Can you think of some more things to be thankful for? I am sure that you can.

So why are we humans wanting more and more? Why can't we be satisfied with what the Lord has given to us? We just need to count our blessings each and everyday. We need to be praising the Lord for things He has given us.

Jeremiah 17:7; "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is".

May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!


Debi said...

It is SO true...we are NEVER satisfied. I have been doing the Bible Study, Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst. I am learning this very thing...not only about food, but about everything. We think we want to weigh a certain weight...and when we reach that goal, we still aren't satisfied. We want a certain job and again, it isn't all we thought it would be. The list goes on and on. But you hit the nail on the head this morning...I woke up from a comfy bed in a warm house. I have a loving family. I can see, hear and feel God's beautiful creation. I am truly blessed. And instead of adding a 'but' I'll just stop there...I AM truly blessed! Thank you for this reminder.

Jenifer Metzger said...

We are never satisfied. We always think there is something better. But we should be counting our blessings and praising God for them. GReat post

Kandi said...

What wonderful words. I was watching Charles Stanley over the weekend and he said sometimes we need a good ole problem to remind us how how blessed we are, so true. I am trying to focus on all that God has done for me, not my cirucmstances.

Blessings to you.