When my heart drifts away from God, I become unthankful and my focus turns to myself and I abandon the needs of others. When I am unthankful, I am like a child who lives in a castle and possesses every good thing but is so wrapped up in self that there is no concern for the destitute who live outside the castle walls. In this particular time in my life, unthankfulness sometimes creeps into my heart under the guise of loneliness. I become dissatisfied because God has not fulfilled my desire for a soul mate. I become inwardly focused instead of appreciating all that He has given me. Unthankfulness is a strong indicator that I have stopped trusting God to meet my needs! Sadly, unthankfulness also means that I am no longer allowing myself to be completely satisfied in Him. It doesn’t matter what thing we think we lack—money, position, image, possessions, relationships, etc.,–none of it will satisfy us like God does. Satisfaction in God in incomparable to any type of satisfaction we’ve experienced because He fills us to the very depths of our soul. Being intentionally thankful helps us win the daily battle of fleshly dissatisfaction. Inward thankfulness may be outwardly manifested by giving of the time and possessions which God has entrusted us. When we are giving to others, we become less preoccupied with our own needs and thus, we allow God to provide for us and–He completely satisfies! God’s promise is: “If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” (Isaiah 58:10-11) EVERY child of God has been abundantly blessed with marvelous gifts to give to the hungry souls who desperately need God’s grace. Giving what God has blessed us with is a great cure for unthankfulness!