Complaining is the first fruit of being unsatisfied. Too many people have lost their ability to be grateful because they've allowed dissatisfaction to take root in their lives. Did you know God wants you to enjoy life? Did you know He wants you to wake up with purpose and excitement? If you’ve allowed yourself to be dissatisfied in any area of your life, change it!
Here are three reasons people are unsatisfied.
You’re not a giver- Did you know giving is a quality that God possesses? If you aren't known to be someone who’s a giver, you’re doing yourself a major disservice. In fact, if you don’t give, I question your love for God. Proverbs 11:24-25 says, “There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.” Giving makes you become a person who refreshes others. The Bible here guarantees that those who give will themselves be refreshed! If you ever feel like you’re in a slump, if you’ve ever complained, GIVE! Proverbs 28:27 also says, “He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.” There’s another promise that’s attached with giving, YOU LACK NOTHING.
You’re not doing what you should - Jonah 4:2, says “So he complained to the LORD about it: “Didn’t I say before I left home that you would do this, LORD? That is why I ran away to Tarshish! I knew that you are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. You are eager to turn back from destroying people.” See, Jonah complained about a whole bunch of stuff to justify his disobedience. We all know the book of Jonah and what happened to him. If you’ve disobeyed God’s instruction in your life, you will NEVER be satisfied.
You’re comfortable. Being a Christian is an ACTIVE thing. Faith in God only exists in the present, the right now. Just because you’ve been a believer for 14 years doesn't mean it will carry you into eternity. John 14:21 says, “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, is he who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” I’ve yet to meet someone who has a close relationship with God and complains. I’ve yet to meet someone who speaks to God on a daily basis and feels unhappy. John 14:21 is SO CLEAR. Those who keep and do what God commands are those who love God and are those that God loves! It doesn't end there! It promises us that God will show up and will reveal Himself to those who love Him. Matthew 28:19 says “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”. Too many people know this scripture and do nothing about it. They live a mundane, ordinary life and wonder why they feel discontent. We must do our part for God to do His! Win souls! Lay your hands on the sick! Take care of the hungry! You have a part to play. Those who do what God commands are those who don't have time to wonder why their lives are lame and fruitless! When you commit fully to God’s Word, that feeling of dissatisfaction flees!