If you’re complaining about your life, your job, your relationship status, etc…
…You’re likely dissatisfied with your life.
Dissatisfied: : expressing or showing lack of satisfaction : not pleased or satisfied; discontent; not happy.
We all go through seasons of dissatisfaction. Whether or not we stay in a season for an extended period of time is all about how we respond to the feelings of frustration, unhappiness, and discontentment.
A typical response to dissatisfaction is to look around at others we deem as happy, and copy whatever we think they’re doing right in their life. If it’s a coworker who seems fulfilled by working late hours, taking on all the projects, and giving her all to her job then we might try to do the same. If it’s a friend who seems fulfilled by a dating relationship we might think that’s what we need to be truly happy. Maybe it’s a mom friend who is able to manage working from home, three kids, household chores, and all the other mom duties with joy and grace; we might think that’s what we have to do to be satisfied.
The problem with trying to do what everyone else is doing, is that you miss the opportunity to discover what will bring YOU satisfaction, joy, and fulfillment.
This January I’m giving women the opportunity to pause once a week for an hour and a half, reflect on their current life, discover the ways they have been trying to find fulfillment, tune into who they were created to be, and make a plan to actually find the satisfaction they are craving.
I’m doing this through a 5 week course called Return to You.
Romans 12:2 says “Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
There are SO MANY patterns of this world that we fall into on a regular basis and we need God’s word, the support from others, reflection, and stillness to renew our mind.
Comparison is one of those patterns.
Self deprecation, or convincing yourself that you’re selfish
Believing you are unworthy of love, healing, joy, or fulfillment
Pushing down your emotions in the name of accomplishment and achievement
Allowing fear and anxiety to drive your choices, actions, and views
What are the patterns ruling you?
How long have they been ruling you?
How much longer are you willing to let them rule you?
You do not have to live complaining and dissatisfied any longer. God is calling you to NOT conform to the patterns of this world, so don’t. Join us this January to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, and in doing so return to you.