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The Power of Dissatisfaction

September 2, 2013 9 Comments

Visions form in the hearts of those who are dissatisfied with the status quo.” – Andy Stanley


Nothing kills success or vision more than being satisfied with life as it is. (Tweet This) No matter where we are in life God has something greater. (Tweet This

 In ministry I frequently encounter people who have lost hope. They seem to live from one tragedy to the next. This kind of life becomes their expectation. They think that this is just the way it is. They accept life today as the norm. 

 There is also great danger in success. Success can lead to complacency and the failure to continue to grow.  Success can blind us from the vision of our full potential.

 God will often create within us dissatisfaction with where we are. It is dissatisfaction with the norm and a stirring in our souls that there has to be something more to life.

 When this dissatisfaction comes, the ground work is laid for the birth of a new vision. No longer is our life defined by our current circumstances. No longer is our life defined by logic or what we see.  Our life becomes defined by what could be. 

 Have you accepted where you are today as normal? Are you OK with where you are in life?

 Never allow yourself to be satisfied with where you are in life. God has something greater for you, and if you allow him, he will stretch you to get there.  Let God build in you a dissatisfaction that will ultimately draw you to him and to the great purpose he created you for. 

 So if you are dissatisfied pray that God will reveal to you where he is leading you. 

Dissatisfaction leads to:

  • A Good restlessness with life as it is.
  • The possibility that God has something more for your life.
  • The prodding to get you to step out in faith.
  • Motivation to refocus on what is really important in life. 

 Out of the struggle of dissatisfaction is the birthing of great potential. (Tweet This)


The Andy Stanley quote is from: Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision

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About the Author:

I am enthusiastic about helping others discover their purpose and grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is great to see their eyes light up at their “Ah Ha!” moment when they discover they were created for something more. My hope is that this blog will help encourage and inspire you along your way. Join the conversation and take the time to share with me your own story. I have been married to my beautiful wife Janice for over 30 years. We currently live in McDonough Georgia with our daughter. Our two boys have left the nest and we have two wonderful grand kids. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Bear.