3 Signs What You Got Ain’t What You Need

In life, we find ourselves in different kinds of situations.

Some of them are exactly what we need at the time.
They have life and are straight from God.

Others are out of our sweet spot, and drag us down, or aren’t what God has planned.

Here are 3 signs what you have ain’t what you need…

1. It sucks the life out of you.

If you’ve ever been in one of these situations, you know what I’m talking about. A place, person, or relationship that doesn’t breathe life, but sucks life out of you. You have no opportunity to grow and, in spite of your best efforts, you just can’t seem to get it.

2. It sucks the life out of those around you.

Sometimes, things come into our lives that take such a toll on us that they begin to demoralize the people around us. Our family and friends begin to be put last because of the place we’re in. Guard your relationships.

3. It just sucks.

There’s something to be said for being out of your comfort zone. There’s something said to being stretched. But, sometimes things just aren’t what we need them to be or what God intended them to be. It’s critical that we HEAR what God has to say in these situations and not make a knee-jerk reaction.


  1. Great stuff! I have definitely been in a place where all 3 were true…and, gotta say, I have never experienced freedom the way I did when I moved from that place to the place God had for me.

  2. Emotions and knee-jerk reactions can be friends. We’ve got to be careful not to let them control us, but to step back and ask God how He would have us “react”. We need to line ourselves up with the Word, regardless of what our emotions tell us, because they will lie to us.

    That said, I’ve experienced all of those at one time or another as well. Just coming out of the “It just sucks” phase now. I’m SO grateful that God doesn’t give up on us in those times. :) HOW do people live life without Him?


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