Give God the Satisfaction
The quality of one’s life can be linked to their motives. Why are you doing what you are doing? When it comes to your actions, who are you living for? With the wrong motivation, a person’s life can be stalled or spiral out of control because of inaction. Are there people in our lives that we deem as worthy and unworthy? Based on our criteria, we will say yes to some and no to others. Are there times when you told someone no or refused to act because you did not want to give the other person the satisfaction of seeing you serve them or doing what they requested? I encourage you to do it for God and give Him the satisfaction.
Pride has plagued humanity since the beginning of time. “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverb 16:18). The prideful can never see their destruction because the spirit of self-exaltation rests within. On the contrary, the child of God lifts up God instead of themselves. “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up” (James 4:10).
Not wanting to give someone satisfaction will cause you never to admit wrongdoing, even when you fully know it. Ultimately, we are living for God. As we please Him in our godly living, others will become the beneficiary of the service that we render to him. “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord” (Eph. 5:22). When a wife submits to her husband and is good to him, she is doing to satisfy God and the husband benefits. “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ” (Col. 3:23-24).
Always do what is right; it is not about the person standing before you but about the God who created you. Allow God to use you to be a blessing to others. Don’t miss out on your blessings by not wanting to give someone the satisfaction, and don’t miss Heaven by not wanting to give them the pleasure. Few people are worthy; however, God is.
©11/19/2022, Courtney Henderson