One of the worst and most common problems among Christians is that of being content with things as they are when things are not as they should be. For that reason they have a hard time understanding or appreciating these words by J. R. Miller:
of unquenchable thirst,
of bottomless yearning,
of divine discontent —
wooed ever on by visions of holier living, higher joy, and new attainments.
The trouble with too many of us, is that we are too satisfied with ourselves as we are. We have attained a small measure of peace, of holiness, of faith, of joy, of knowledge of Christ — and we are not hungering for the larger possible rewards. Pray for discontent with your spiritual state! With all the infinite possibilities of spiritual life before you, do not sit down on a little patch of dusty ground at the foot of the mountain, in restful contentment. Do not be content until you reach the mountain’s summit!”
“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12