How satisfied are you with your life? Well, if you were asked this question, how would you answer? I saw this question on an assessment that I came across at work this week, and it got me to thinking. “How satisfied am I with my life?” It’s a thought provoking question, isn’t it? How satisfied are you with your life? And, if we’re not satisfied with our lives, what should we do? Does it even matter if we’re satisfied or not?
The main thing is to make sure that God is satisfied for it is His opinion that truly counts. For as the Psalmist said, we should, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). We know that “without faith, it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6). Therefore, we should “be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).
Yes, being pleasing to God is the main thing, and of course, we should keep the main thing the main thing, but . . . how satisfied are you with your life? If the answer is “I’m not,” what would you need to do to become satisfied? Is it something that is possible? Do you want to further your education? Do you need additional knowledge or training in order to get a better job? Are you working on it? I may be able to color my hair, but my eyes are still brown. I can’t grow taller, but I could stand to lose some weight. This reminds me of the prayer attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr, commonly known as “The Serenity Prayer” – Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
If there are things in your life that are keeping you from “being who you want to be,” maybe it’s time to do something about them. God wants us to be the best that we can be. Our families deserve us to be the best that we can be, and don’t forget – you deserve to be satisfied with who you are, for we have all been simply blessed, Courtney