Scriptures: Judges 17:6, Proverbs 12:15 & Luke 4:16-19
Police officers have found it difficult to interview witnesses at the scene of the crime or an accident, because many times witnesses contradict each other. Another fact is that people lie! Finally there are different angles of view: there are emotional biases and our eyesight can be blurred by pain or emotion. An officer must determine who actually saw the event and who just has insight about the event.
How's your spiritual eyesight? We can see things through God's eyes or we can function using personal insight. Insight equals: perception, awareness, comprehension or even being savvy. Insight is the act of seeing into the situation. Insight uses the natural mind to gain understanding. Jesus told us to "walk by faith and not by sight." We need to have His mind and His thoughts.
Disappointment is when expectations meet unachieved goals and this can result from the high expectations we place on others or self. Frustration is feelings of bafflement and it sets in when disappointment is not dealt with. A person can feel cheated and feeling cheated leads to envying and strife which creates confusion and every evil work.
Impatience is the inability to endure opposition and is makes us intolerant. Conflict is a state of disharmony and causes a loss of love for others. Blame and disillusionment is when we begin to blame others and God for our failed expectations. It's never understanding that from the beginning we set unrealistic goals for others and ourselves.
There are remedies for an unsatisfied spirit which can be found in God's Word:
1) Active faith- faith the produces measureable evidence
2) Joyful spirit- finding joy in the change and being able to control anger
3) Quiet humility- learning to be silent because often we talk over God's voice and realizing that waiting is not a lack of action.
Contentment is satisfaction in the moment.