I work for a large corporation and the powers that be ask all the employees to participate in a number of surveys throughout the year. Employee feedback is important to them. They ask questions on a number of things and the answers in these surveys always include the choice of Are you satisfied?
This week I conducted my own little survey between my fellow Breath on Paper small group writing friends and asked the question, Are you satisfied?
Their responses were so heartfelt, I wanted to share their email replies with you:
- “I would say I am satisfied. For a very long time I searched high and low for people, places, or things that made me feel like I had every thing I needed. But in truth, I wasn’t satisfied with these things. They brought happiness but not fulfillment, not a sense of “okay I have every thing I need now”. The world carries a lot of emptiness that way, and it tends to lie and tell us that we need things we don’t to make us happy. I was never truly satisfied until I let Jesus give me things I desired. I stopped trying to get everything on my own and let him pour out His blessings on me and those were far more than satisfying, they gave me joy, and they gave me hope, they gave me promises to lean on when the world let me down. I would say I’m very satisfied, with what I have, with my relationship with God, as well as others, and I’m hopeful that whatever I need, God will provide. Where God guides, He provides!” ~ Arrianna
- “I’m beyond satisfied since God has blessed me with so much more than I deserve. I look at my family, friends, my ministry and know that I have a purpose. But, I’m no stranger to difficult seasons, like waiting on things God has promised. I choose to see this as anticipated or delayed satisfaction since I know it’s coming. ~~~ However, I’m on a constant journey to go deeper with God; I’m never satisfied with where I’m at in my relationship w/Him. I always want more of Him. I think that sort of dissatisfaction is ok since it’s about growing more intimate with Him.” ~ Heather
- “Satisfied has two sides to it. I am so glad I am not where I used to be, but I want to be more than I am….not because I need to make God proud of me, but because I want to make Him proud of me.” ~ Cindy
- “I am beyond satisfied with my life because I know God has blessed me abundantly more than I ever dreamed possible! I pretty much thought I was a lost cause and had missed the boat on everything that God may have had planned for me. But God has been so good to me, how can I be anything other than satisfied! With that said, I am ever seeking more of God, ever feeling that I have so far to grow….So my spiritual journey has a long way to go and I am often dissatisfied with my pace, but I do love the journey!” ~ Tracey
- “When I first think of satisfied I think of my hunger being satisfied. Satisfied as in full. Dissatisfied that I am still where I am in my walk. I see other people who are further along and that’s where I’d like to be. But all in His time.” ~ Tonya
- I am satisfied that I know Jesus and He is my Savior! Knowing that all the bad choices and mistakes I have made He made a way when there was no hope for me. In the darkest places in my life He has been there to shine His love on me. I am dissatisfied because I fall so short to where I want to be in living my life out for Him. But I am satisfied in knowing that no matter where I am Jesus will always be there for me.~ Cheryl
Thank you for making Breath on Paper a part of your day. We are so blessed in having you join us on this journey as we share from our hearts what The Word speaks to our spirit.
Today we would like to ask you, our readers, the same question posed to the Breath on Paper writers:
Are you satisfied?
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Cheryl Crawford is a daughter of the Most High King, saved by grace. Her degree and field of work are in accounting, but would trade it all to farm if she could. She enjoys reading, writing, gardening, SEC football and playing cards with friends. Cheryl is a natural organizer with a heart that loves to serve. You can read more about Cheryl on her BoP bio.