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Divine Dissatisfaction

Posted By: Randy GageMarch 7, 2013

Recently we looked at how a moment can lead to a breakthrough.  Let’s look at another one:

It is the second you realize that you have been playing small.  You know that you have a gift and you haven’t been utilizing it to anything near its true potential.  You have a yearning to do more, have more and become more. Reverend Eric Butterworth used to call this type of feeling “Divine Dissatisfaction,” because he believed you were answering a calling from your Creator.

It doesn’t matter what your religious beliefs are:  When you decide to step up and play big, you are returning to your true nature.  Resistance declines, momentum builds.  People who want to hold you back fall away, and you attract others who want to go forward with you.   Now things really get fun.  But there is one more obstacle…

You.

Or more specifically.  Your self-sabotage tendencies.  Because the awareness of your ability to play bigger is predicated on the realization that you’ve been playing small.  So it’s easy to beat yourself up over that.  Buy into all the old worthiness issues and self-doubt that tears you down.

Remember this:  you’re human.  And making mistakes and developing awareness and consciousness is all part of the course curriculum.  So do the most important thing:

Forgive yourself.

Which of course is the hardest person to forgive.  But that’s just the worthiness insanity trying to recreate itself.  Give yourself forgiveness because you really are worthy of it.  We all are.

Then go out and do something epic!

-RG

31 comments on “Divine Dissatisfaction”

  1. Well this one definitely deserves a BOOM!! 
     
    If we made up a list of all the excuses we have to NOT play it big, we'd probably run out of paper.. But in the end its really what we BELIEVE that moves us forward.. and there's the hitch.. At least in my mind. I find that when things don't flow I question whether I REALLY and TRULY believe.. And to me, this is tied directly with forgiving ourselves as you say.. Thanks for the GREAT reminder Randy.. You rock!

  2. Well this one definitely deserves a BOOM!! 
     
    If we made up a list of all the excuses we have to NOT play it big, we'd probably run out of paper.. But in the end its really what we BELIEVE that moves us forward.. and there's the hitch.. At least in my mind. I find that when things don't flow I question whether I REALLY and TRULY believe.. And to me, this is tied directly with forgiving ourselves as you say.. Thanks for the GREAT reminder Randy.. You rock!

  3. I think by looking for the beliefs that caused us to self-sabotage, and changing them, we are forgiving ourselves.
    Otherwise we keep repeating the same mistakes. We keep self-sabotaging.
     
    So how can that be forgiveness?  It is more like punishing ourselves than forgiveness.
     
    Maybe it is a belief in an angry & punishing God...
    instead of a Good God.

    1. Remember God is Good...
      one way is by giving thanks...
      keep repeating this daily... throughout the day ( to change your beliefs)
       
      These are just a few verses on giving thanks:
       
      Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
      Psalm 136:1 ESV
       
      This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
      Psalm 118:24 ESV
       
      And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
      Colossians 3:17 ESV
       
      I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
      Ephesians 1:16 ESV
       
      Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 
      1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV
       
      And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
      Colossians 3:15 ESV
       
      And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
      Romans 8:28 ESV

  4. I have really tried to redefine "failure" for myself as a way of forgiving.  Instead of looking at a "failure" as something I did wrong or fell short at, I instead have been trying to ask myself "why?" What I am finding is I learn a thing or two about myself doing that.  Instead of trying to bolster a perceived shortcoming, I find something positive I can leverage.

  5. I have really tried to redefine "failure" for myself as a way of forgiving.  Instead of looking at a "failure" as something I did wrong or fell short at, I instead have been trying to ask myself "why?" What I am finding is I learn a thing or two about myself doing that.  Instead of trying to bolster a perceived shortcoming, I find something positive I can leverage.

  6. Thinking it is Grace... Grace is free....
     
    We don't earn it.
     
    So if you really believe "The only free cheese is in the mousetrap,"
    Then you believe Grace is a trap.
    Or God is a trap.
     
    You aren't in control if you accept Grace...
    You believe you aren't safe. Safe is risky. God is risky.
     
    So we try to stay in control... rejecting grace & God...
    and instead of being happy etc (Fruits of the spirit), 
    We choose fear, worry, depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame etc
    to control ourselves & others.
     
    "But the fruit of the Spirit is:
    love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness self-control.
    Against such things there is no law. "  Galatians 5:22-23
     
    I am thinking it is First by hearing what  common limiting beliefs are (becoming aware of them),
    Then listening for them, in ourselves & others...
    sometimes we see them in others before ourselves... but if we see them in others we have to check in with how it is true for us too.
    then replace it with the truth.
     
    ...or maybe some we can just spot in others ... if we think others are controlling etc, we need to check in on how we try to control ourselves & others.
     
    Maybe knowing the root cause is fear... not love... and changing that root cause... to believe God is good, trustworthy, loving, generous, etc... he wants good will...
    God is love. prosperity.
    God is perfect love.
    Fear is poverty, negativity, worry, anxiety, guilt, shame, depression, etc
    Perfect love drives out fear.
     
     
    More about Grace from Ephesians 2: Made Alive in Christ:
     
    "As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 
    in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
    All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.
     
    But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 
    made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
     
    And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 
    in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
     
    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
     
    not by works, so that no one can boast.
    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
    which God prepared in advance for us to do."

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  • 31 comments on “Divine Dissatisfaction”

    1. Well this one definitely deserves a BOOM!! 
       
      If we made up a list of all the excuses we have to NOT play it big, we'd probably run out of paper.. But in the end its really what we BELIEVE that moves us forward.. and there's the hitch.. At least in my mind. I find that when things don't flow I question whether I REALLY and TRULY believe.. And to me, this is tied directly with forgiving ourselves as you say.. Thanks for the GREAT reminder Randy.. You rock!

    2. Well this one definitely deserves a BOOM!! 
       
      If we made up a list of all the excuses we have to NOT play it big, we'd probably run out of paper.. But in the end its really what we BELIEVE that moves us forward.. and there's the hitch.. At least in my mind. I find that when things don't flow I question whether I REALLY and TRULY believe.. And to me, this is tied directly with forgiving ourselves as you say.. Thanks for the GREAT reminder Randy.. You rock!

    3. I think by looking for the beliefs that caused us to self-sabotage, and changing them, we are forgiving ourselves.
      Otherwise we keep repeating the same mistakes. We keep self-sabotaging.
       
      So how can that be forgiveness?  It is more like punishing ourselves than forgiveness.
       
      Maybe it is a belief in an angry & punishing God...
      instead of a Good God.

      1. Remember God is Good...
        one way is by giving thanks...
        keep repeating this daily... throughout the day ( to change your beliefs)
         
        These are just a few verses on giving thanks:
         
        Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
        Psalm 136:1 ESV
         
        This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
        Psalm 118:24 ESV
         
        And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
        Colossians 3:17 ESV
         
        I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
        Ephesians 1:16 ESV
         
        Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 
        1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV
         
        And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
        Colossians 3:15 ESV
         
        And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
        Romans 8:28 ESV

    4. I have really tried to redefine "failure" for myself as a way of forgiving.  Instead of looking at a "failure" as something I did wrong or fell short at, I instead have been trying to ask myself "why?" What I am finding is I learn a thing or two about myself doing that.  Instead of trying to bolster a perceived shortcoming, I find something positive I can leverage.

    5. I have really tried to redefine "failure" for myself as a way of forgiving.  Instead of looking at a "failure" as something I did wrong or fell short at, I instead have been trying to ask myself "why?" What I am finding is I learn a thing or two about myself doing that.  Instead of trying to bolster a perceived shortcoming, I find something positive I can leverage.

    6. Thinking it is Grace... Grace is free....
       
      We don't earn it.
       
      So if you really believe "The only free cheese is in the mousetrap,"
      Then you believe Grace is a trap.
      Or God is a trap.
       
      You aren't in control if you accept Grace...
      You believe you aren't safe. Safe is risky. God is risky.
       
      So we try to stay in control... rejecting grace & God...
      and instead of being happy etc (Fruits of the spirit), 
      We choose fear, worry, depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame etc
      to control ourselves & others.
       
      "But the fruit of the Spirit is:
      love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness self-control.
      Against such things there is no law. "  Galatians 5:22-23
       
      I am thinking it is First by hearing what  common limiting beliefs are (becoming aware of them),
      Then listening for them, in ourselves & others...
      sometimes we see them in others before ourselves... but if we see them in others we have to check in with how it is true for us too.
      then replace it with the truth.
       
      ...or maybe some we can just spot in others ... if we think others are controlling etc, we need to check in on how we try to control ourselves & others.
       
      Maybe knowing the root cause is fear... not love... and changing that root cause... to believe God is good, trustworthy, loving, generous, etc... he wants good will...
      God is love. prosperity.
      God is perfect love.
      Fear is poverty, negativity, worry, anxiety, guilt, shame, depression, etc
      Perfect love drives out fear.
       
       
      More about Grace from Ephesians 2: Made Alive in Christ:
       
      "As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 
      in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
      All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.
       
      But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 
      made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
       
      And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 
      in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
       
      For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
       
      not by works, so that no one can boast.
      For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
      which God prepared in advance for us to do."

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