Satisfaction and contentment aren’t one and the same. Satisfaction says ‘this is good enough.’ Contentment says ‘God is enough.’
“As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness;
I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.” Psalm 17:15
Are you satisfied with yourself?
I think we sometimes are more satisfied with ourselves than we’d like to admit. Sure, we have days when we’d like to awake in the likeness of Jennifer Lawrence, but we also have times when we pride ourselves on word-arrows we shoot through a well-deserved recipient (in our humble opinions). We also have fear we refuse to engage in battle. And we call judging our right. We think we’re good enough. We’re satisfied in our slightly cleaned up selves.
David said after looking on the righteousness of God, he’d be satisfied only when he awoke in His likeness.
Here’s the thing: If you’re too satisfied with how things are, you won’t even gaze upon God’s likeness enough to know you don’t mirror it. The answer to being more like Him is found in going deeper with Him.
And the whimsy of it all is this–that if you become less satisfied with you, and you respond by gazing more upon Him, you will inadvertently become more content in His perfect love. And a girl who is content in the perfect love of the Father to the point that it distracts her from the dissatisfying world’s allure? Well, she starts to look a lot like Jesus.
Get more of God. He’s trying to get to you.