What is life without God? Is it just about pursuing the material things we think we need, but most times we just want, in order to fill some desire within us? Yet after we acquire this new ‘thing’ the fulfillment that comes with it, lasts but for a brief moment, only to have the desire for something else now emerge. It feels as if we are on a roller coaster ride where this is concerned.
Have we ever stopped to wonder why this is or do we just dismiss it by saying, “That’s life…”
But is it? Do we truly believe that our life, our existence, on this earth is merely to acquire ‘stuff’, be it finances, academic qualifications, or material possessions? Or is ‘life’ about something much greater?
I have come to realize that there is another ‘life’ to be lived on this earth! That may be difficult to take in, since most of us have been programmed into believing that our life surrounds ‘achievements’, in some form or fashion. Yet, there must be more to life than this…there must be.
The thing is, we all have experienced that deep hole in our soul that we struggle to fill, to find purpose, to find happiness….
I have come to believe that when God created us He intentionally designed us with that ‘space’ which actually is reserved for Him. Even now, I can close my eyes and envisage a sign that says, “Reserved for Jesus’. So no matter how much we try to ‘fill’ that ‘space’ with other things or other people, it will not work….it is reserved for Him!
How do I know this? Well, like most people, before I ‘met’ Jesus, I did the same thing, going after things of this world. But you know what? I always ended up feeling unfulfilled, over and over again. But now, there is such a peace, even in the midst of my storms, that I know comes directly from Him and it’s because I have a relationship with Him, trusting Him, taking Him at His word, that He will never leave me nor forsake me.
It is a promise that He has kept, for despite the many struggles, the many disappointments, here I am still standing, and I owe it all to Jesus, my God, my Savior, my Redeemer, my Friend, my Physician…..
I can go on and on with the list, but I am sure you get the point. He is my all in all!
So I end with these words, please seek Him with all your heart, just as He asks us to, and you will surely find Him. And trust me when I say, when He becomes the center of your world, then you will truly ‘live’, and that hole in your soul will be no more!
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
~ Jeremiah 29:13
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
~ Psalm 27:13-14