Is it right to be dissatisfied with where we are? Is it right to cry out for more? Is it right to have your eye on the future? Is it right to live with longing? Faith produces expectancy. Faith produces dissatisfaction, if we can see the More God has for us. Spiritual dissatisfaction can ignite right living,
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].
JOHN 10:10 AMP
It is the quest (desire) for more that makes me want to follow (and learn and hear and imitate) my Lord, Jesus, because I want to experience all that He has for me.
I have had many of these moments over the past couple of weeks, of longing for more:
Some of these longings have created extremely emotional and exhausting moments but what I have learned is there is always a bigger message.
What I've also realized that this process is never-ending. If you are on a journey of continued growth, you will constantly come to a place that no longer serves you. Relationships that no longer serve you, beliefs that need to be re-examined, ways of life and ways of coping that no longer fit.
Be brave enough to listen. Close the doors that need to be closed and make space for the greatness ahead. God's plans for you are great and fulfilling and always MORE than you can imagine.
Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us,
EPHESIANS 3:20 AMP
So, if I (we) want more, how do we get more? By laying aside ALL that hinders us.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God's absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us, [looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].
HEBREWS 12:1-2 AMP
What hinders us? What keeps us from MORE
And the Greatest Hope we have as believers, is that we will be complete and without a desire for MORE when we experience eternal life in heaven. Until then:
And all of these, though they gained [divine] approval through their faith, did not receive [the fulfillment of] what was promised, because God had us in mind and had something better for us, so that they [these men and women of authentic faith] would not be made perfect [that is, completed in Him] apart from us.
HEBREWS 11:39-40 AMP