Reflections of a Believer
The other night I sent my husband and son to pick up pizza. First, they went to Chicago’s, then they went to Casey’s, and then they finally went to Pizza Niche, where the pizza was. See, when I sent them to pick up the pizza, I failed to tell them where I ordered the pizza from.
So, my poor husband and son was stuck driving all over our town, trying to find where I had placed our pizza order. The directions they received were minimal at best.
Many people are traveling through life in the same manner. They are searching for something with minimal direction. They wander from place to place, hoping to find what they are looking for, jumping from hobby to hobby, person to person, habit to habit, and yet satisfaction seems to be out of reach—a constant state of dissatisfaction wells on the inside of them.
Our world is growing increasingly discontent. Nothing ever seems to be enough. People are constantly looking for more; more money, more respect, more worldly pleasure, more of everything. We strive so hard to have more; we forget what we should be living for.
The Bible tells us in Matthew 16:26 NIV, “What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?”
The truth is, people are working so hard to gain the things of this world; they are missing out on the things of God because, like my poor husband, they are searching for some type of fulfillment with minimal direction to find it. Thus, we search for earthly ways to fill the void only Gis can fill.
This is not how God intended us to live.
See, we were created to be in union with God, and when God does not take His rightful place in our lives, we begin to fill that void with the things of this world.
So, how do I find these directions?
I’m glad you asked.
The Bible is chalked full of information on how to live our lives and grow closer to him. James 4:8 NIV begins by saying, “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you…”
We no longer have to waste time trying to fill our void with this world. We can go straight to the Father in prayer and ask Him to lead and guide us. We can go to His Word and read for ourselves the directions He has for our lives.
So, instead of walking through this life blinded, learn to walk with the one who can fill the voids in your life.
We come to you and pray that you help us through this life. Help the voids in our lives to be filled with you and not the things of this world. Please give us direction, so we stay on Your path for our lives. Amen
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