Is your life filled with satisfaction? I was challenged in reading an article by Jason Todd called “Socially Acceptable Sins.” The following is an excerpt . . .
At its simplest, gluttony is the soul’s addiction to excess. It occurs when taste overrules hunger, when want outweighs need. And in America, where upsizing has always been part of the American dream, it’s often difficult to distinguish what is hard-earned achievement and what is indulgent excess. In this sense, even the most athletic and toned among us can be gluttons. Any of us can be.
All desire for excess stems from a lack of satisfaction. I’m not satisfied with my portion—be it the portion on my plate, in the marriage bed, or in my bank account. Because I’m not satisfied with my portion, I then seek a greater portion. But because every portion is a finite part of a finite whole, I am constantly chasing an excess that can never satisfy.
When we cease to be thankful we automatically become discontent. We don’t say we are discontent but our actions and attitudes reveal that we are. May God help us to strive for what will count in eternity instead of a greater portion of that which will never satisfy. In Christ, my satisfaction is guaranteed!
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits-Psa. 103:1-2
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days-Psalm 90:14