Thursday, April 14, 2022

Finding Satisfaction

Satisfaction is an elusive goal. Although it is high on most people’s agendas, few ever find it without a struggle. Perhaps it is because most people overlook satisfaction as spiritual need and try to find it in the material things of life.

Satisfaction cannot be found in material things. Those who seek satisfaction from the material world never have “enough” of anything - whether it is money, education, property, or power. “More” does not fill any need. It simply generates the desire for “more.”

David addressed this issue in Psalm 131. “Lord,” he realized, “my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don’t concern myself with matters that are too great or too awesome for me to grasp.” What a remarkable statement: he had the wisdom and insight to “think small.”

It is interesting to note that David willingly took a step backward to take a step forward - “my heart is not proud.” To move to the “higher ground” in life, we must begin with an attitude of humility. A proud heart comes from thinking of ourselves “more highly that we ought to.” But humility, on the other hand, puts us in a place where God can reach us and bless us with the good things He has to offer us.

And notice what he said about being too ambitious: “I’m not going to get involved with matters that are too great or too awesome.” He made a conscious decision to focus on what was within his power and potential to achieve. He was willing to be content with the gifts God had for him. And God granted those gifts.

Prayer:  Lord, help us to take our eyes off of the “things” of this world and find all that we need in honoring You. Help us to narrow our focus. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Scripture For Today: My heart is not proud, LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. Psalm 131:1

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