Unsatisfied – Finding Contentment in a Discontented World – Ann Sullivan
Well, my guest, Ann Sullivan, has written a book, coincidently, that addresses the very topic of which I speak. Amen! “Unsatisfied – Finding Contentment in a Discontented World” is going to help you to sort through those frustrations. The frustration of drama. The frustration of Judgment. The frustration of Fear. The frustration of Comparison. In her book, Ann leads you on the path to genuine contentment through Hope. Through Purpose. Through Fulfillment. In her book, Ann DARES you to believe that God is closer than you can think or imagine. She helps you to sort through the reasons for unhappiness and frustrations in your life. And she helps you trust God in finding fulfillment and genuine contentment.
Ann is a researcher who specializes in anxiety disorders. She graduated from Northern Illinois University where she studied education, history, and philosophy, but it was in the trenches that Ann gained her most valuable insights.
After battling a panic disorder for 13 years, Ann was diagnosed and treated for a medical condition that had been fueling her panic attacks. She regained control of her life and began helping others find their own path of healing from anxiety in both their personal and professional lives.
Help me welcome to the program, Ann Sullivan! Ann, thank you so much for joining us today!
Ok, the first question I always ask our guests, Ann, is this. Other than that short bio I just read, tell us in your own words, “Who is Ann Sullivan?”
You mention comparing yourself with friends on Facebook. Looking at all the posts of their wonderful vacations and all of that. How does that lead us to a point of being frustrated with our lives?
You’re a speaker. And you have shared, in your book, how you have been scheduled to speak to a group about contentment. But at the same time, you were struggling with depression. Is that how you got the idea of writing this book?
How did all of that “hold you back” from what you felt you were called to do?
How is that believers…believers in Christ and all of the blessings that are supposed to be ours, how is it that believers are struggling with discontentment?
In today’s society, discontentment is basically becoming the new “normal.” It’s all of the news. It’s all over the shows we watch. Everybody is envious of what others have and are frustrated because they “don’t have” what others have. How does your book address this situation?
Can you give us things to watch out for concerning our own life? Things we should be aware of concerning us falling down the hole of discontentment? Signs, symptoms, etc?
I know the short answer to this next question is “Trust God” and all the little “Christian quotes” and cute little sayings – but how can someone truly overcome these thoughts and feelings?
What about other people we may know? People we can see who may be struggling in this area. How can we help them?
Ann, we are all out of time for today. I appreciate you coming on the program and sharing with us about your new book today!
I take it your book is on Amazon, correct? I will put links to all this in the show notes.
If someone wanted to get in touch with you, perhaps to ask a question or maybe to do an interview such as this, how can they do that?
Folks, this book is definitely needful for today. This is something that needs to be brought to the forefront and discussed. I can’t emphasize enough that you need to get a copy of this book. Actually, you need to get two of these books! One for you and one for someone you know may benefit from the information Ann Sullivan is sharing with us. I will put the link in the show notes. Just click the link and it will take you straight to Amazon. Go to her website and look around. If you are looking for a speaker to come to your church or for a conference, check out her website and reach out!
Ann, thank you again for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share with us today. Folks, that is all the time we have for today. For Ann Sullivan and myself, this is Pastor Bob Thibodeau reminding you to BE BLESSED IN ALL THAT YOU DO!
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