How to Fulfill Your Inner Cry for More
I want you to consider something. Maybe you have never thought of this, or maybe you think about this all the time. The reason you might be in despair is because you may be dissatisfied with your life. You might be surprised to know that God created you to be dissatisfied when things are not going well—and sometimes when things are going very well.
When you get off the yellow brick road and get lost or become entangled with those creepy, talking trees, it's the normal, human thing to despair and become frustrated. You know you are not where you are supposed to be, doing what you are supposed to be doing—or being who you really are.
This despair and frustration can also well up in you when everything is going fine. That is because you were created to grow and move and change yourself and everything around you for the better.
If you are like me, there are times you have no idea who you really are and what you are supposed to be doing. That is the inner cry for more! It is something God put in us so that we would reach beyond ourselves, look to Him for answers, and become better and greater. He made us, so He understands our purpose and knows all the inner workings of our hearts. He knows our every thought. Nothing gets past Him. He is the original and only Know-It-All!
He can hear you say, "Is there more to life than what I'm living?" and is pleased that you are experiencing divine dissatisfaction. You are shaking yourself out of complacency, out of your comfort zone, and out of any failure mentality. Don't ignore what you are feeling! That inner cry for more is simply "who you really are" making a demand on "who you have become." It is God calling you to grow up into who He created you to be and what He created you to accomplish in your life.
Momentum expresses your inner cry for more. It moves you forward to succeed and to be happy in life. The online MerriamWebster dictionary says that momentum means "strength or force gained by motion or through the development of events." We are talking about a rhythm, a pace, a stride that gains strength and force as we move forward and things happen in our lives.
Do you ever notice how much energy little kids have? Seriously, it is like they have had an IV of sugar injected into them in the middle of the night, so by the time they wake up they are raring to go! They are full of life and excited about what the new day will bring. They chase the ice cream truck, fly kites, climb trees, and splash in mud puddles. Their life is about momentum.
Kids know how to have a good time. Most of the time they are happy and run around without a care in the world. They don't stress because they know their needs will be met. On the other hand, adults can be all over the place. One minute we are up and going, and the next minute we are down and out; one minute we are happy about life, and the next minute we are discouraged. We get down and out and discouraged when setbacks cause a break in our stride, our pace, our momentum.
My goal is to help you get your momentum back if you've lost it and sustain it if you already are experiencing it. Your life isn't meant to be a series of disappointments, nor is it intended to be ordinary and stuck in a rut. However, stuff happens! You are not perfect, and thank God, He knows that. He has an extraordinary plan to bring you through the rough spots so you can keep your momentum.