Have you ever been dissatisfied with something without knowing exactly why?
Logically it doesn’t make sense.
Because how can you know something is wrong if you don’t know exactly what is right? What are you comparing it to?
Nevertheless you know something is off.
And because we often do know something is wrong even though we can’t explain why, I have to ask a question.
Is discontent the driving force that leads us to truth?
Is discontent the catalyst to uncover and identify through logic and reason the cause of the discontent itself?
Is it a process of elimination where we remove one irrelevant piece of the puzzle after another until we uncover the previously hidden truth underneath our ignorance?
Didn’t Michelangelo find purpose and direction in the power of discontent?
He wasn’t satisfied to leave a block of stone a block of stone.
It wasn’t the purpose of a block of stone to be a block of stone.
What form should it take?
He didn’t exactly know when he started, but he did know what form it shouldn’t take.
It shouldn’t remain a block of stone.
Isn’t life like that?
We start with a block of stone and it’s up to us to discover the calling, purpose and person hidden within?
Chiseled free by the Power of Discontent.
“I saw an angel in the marble
and carved until I set him free.”
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it
and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
22 put off your old self,
which belongs to your former manner of life
and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
24 and to put on the new self,
created after the likeness of God
in true righteousness and holiness.
– Ephesians 4:22-24 (ESV)