More stuff won’t satisfy

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By Laura Beth Gebhardt

Satisfaction does not exist in today’s society. There is always something better to work for, to obtain. The latest Ipod, the bigger plasma TV and the faster car are a few of these things. This constant desire for more leaves people constantly unsatisfied.

This need for more is taught as early as childhood. Something as simple as watching Disney movies influences the way children think.

Belle was discontent with her simple farm life, and longed for adventure. Ariel wanted the one thing she couldn’t have, the life and love of a human. She became so unsatisfied with living under the sea that she risked everything to get it.

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Jasmine was a princess who lived in luxury and yet wanted nothing more than to be the common person. Aladdin was the everyday man who looked up at Jasmine in envy. He longed for the life she lived.

This idea carries on to people’s everyday life. If a people have curly hair, they want straight hair. If people have a car from the year 2005 they want the one from 2008. People become obsessed with getting the latest and greatest, but it never satisfies.

People look at the lives of movie stars and long to have what they have, but those stars’ suicides, drug addictions, alcoholic tendencies and depression prove that possessions do not bring happiness.
Ezekiel 7:19 says that in the end, gold and silver and all the things people have accumulated will be worthless, because material possessions will not save from God’s wrath. They are wholly insufficient.

The one time that being unsatisfied is a good thing is in one’s relationship with Christ. He created people in a way that leaves them in constant hunger for Him. This leaves believers constantly striving for more, yet fulfilled in Him.

Psalm 17:15 says, “Because I am righteous, I will see you. When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied.”
The love of God is the only thing that brings true satisfaction.

Author: The Bells Staff

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