158. Hungry and Full

I've made a pretty awesome discovery. I've found out that it is possible to be hungry and full at the same time. No, this doesn't defy the laws of contradiction. It's a proven concept that I'm actually experiencing right now as I type. 

So, what do I mean? How in the world can one be hungry and full at the same time? Allow me to explain. 

When you become serious about your goals, you start doing things differently. You become lazer-focused. You wake up earlier. You stop hanging around certain people who don't value time or personal development. You stop complaining and finding the negative in situations. You stop wasting your precious hours on TV watching. 

When you really want a life-changing, fulfilling life, you are hungry for it. You thirst for an opportunity to live a life you could've only dreamed of. The only satisfying thing that could possible nourish you spiritually is by doing all of the things that you've desired to accomplished. That's what it means to be hungry.

But, how do you explain being full? That's easy.

While on this quest of seeking something greater than ourselves, we can still be full of hope, joy, love, peace. We meditate on the goodness of life and find the gratitude in our every day life. We take nothing for granted and cherish the moment. We are content with whatever state we're in. However, don't mistake contentment for complacency. We are still on a path to seek more out of life.

This, my friends, is how it's possible to be hungry and full at the same time. I know I am.

Allow me to leave you with one of my favorite scriptures on this subject from Philippians 4:

I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

(v. 11). 

Every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

(v. 12)

Be hungry, but stay full.