“As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.”
– Psalm 17:15 (ESV) –
I recently read the above verse and it spoke to me. To be honest it shook me. It forced me to ask myself a few questions. Is God really enough? Do I need something more to give me hope and fulfillment in life? Am I satisfied with God?
The truth is the I am a workaholic, perfectionist and success junkie. I am compelled to run after the brass ring in life. I don’t like it when I feel like I am failing. I want to always be number one in every thing.
The only problem is that I allow all of that stuff to take the place in my life that belongs to God. I get so busy chasing after my dreams that I forget to simply take time to be in God’s presence and seek His face. The real problem is that God many times is not enough for me, and it’s not because is lacking in any way. It’s because I am focused on all the wrong things.
I am glad that God uses His Word to wake us up. I am so glad that God used this verse to slap me in the face and remind me that He is enough. It doesn’t matter how many sermons I preach, ministries I start, work I get done or people I share Jesus with. If I am not fully satisfied with Him, I have missed the whole point of the Gospel and the whole purpose for being here on earth.
Do you struggle with the same thing? Do you find yourself struggling with being content in life? Do you always have to do more, be more and make more? If so, I want to challenge to read Psalm 17:15 and spend some time alone with God. It may just be the very thing you need.
Remember, the only way to be satisfied in life is to be satisfied in God alone.