Have you ever wondered why things are never enough for us?
Never enough food,
You can fill in the blank, of whatever for whatever the desire….
There seems to be a never ending longing, thirst, desire for all things, anything to fill a place in our hearts.
Why is it like that?
Why are we never satisfied?
Because our hearts contain The Divine Features of The Lord Who Created us this way.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says,
“He has also set eternity in their heart; yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.”
Therefore, everything including our capabilities to dream to fill our heart with wonder are limitless.
Satan, knowing this perverts this gift, this desire. Sending us all on wild goose chases in an effort to fill our hearts with the worlds toys, that will not and were never made to fill the gap in our hearts between our Maker and eternity.
We were made with eternity in our hearts. And our Creator, that is God, Who Loves us so much that He came wrapped in human flesh to save us continues to reveal this to us in His Word.
There is a story I would like to share.
It is from Luke 12:13-21, where Jesus speaks to us about a “certain rich man” (which means he is a real life person) who spent his life accumulating material things. Day after day, night after night this man spent his life piling up his crops, money, everything. And he never stopped. He even ran out of room for his poesessions and instead of giving it away, he decided to build bigger storehouses to keep more of his things. God, was The One Who had blessed him with all this wealth. And in the end, as this man made plans to begin an early retirement, the Lord said:
Jesus ends the story by saying: “So.”
Jesus also reminds us:
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”
He encourages us to “Beware
What will it be for you and I to get our focus on obtaining, accumulating, and hoarding material wealth and constantly distracting ourselves with the pleasures of this world. Jesus says to us today that we can not be filled, neither can we enter into eternity with our souls entangled with the things of this earth.
Use your time,your energy, resources, and yes, even your desires, for God and His amazing plan for your life. Use it all to be a blessing to others.
Because that is what will count in the end.
On earth it is overwhelming at times to have eternity in our hearts. We have a limitless capacity in a human frame. There is bound to be violent outbreaks and frustration (not saying that’s the only reason for our disobedience, or sin).
But for now and always, the only was can fulfill the desires in our hearts is by giving up the same heart to The One Who Created it.
There is a God shaped hole in our heart and it takes only the Creator to fill it.
The frustration stops here.
The healing starts there.
The answer starts here.
Nothing but The Truth of God’s Word and Love can take us to a place of endless starvation to complete wholeness in The One Who Created Us.
Nothing can make us Fulfilled then Jesus Himself.
For He made you in His Image, and created you for life with Him.
And it is He Alone that will fill it.
Don’t get discouraged if you feel like Satan has decieved you into filling yourself with the things of this world.
And don’t get discouraged if you feel like you have been trying to fill your life with the wrong things.
There is a solution. Abandon what you think is important. Abandon the needless things of this world that you have been trying to fill your life with. And cling to The One, The One and Only One Who Can Fill you.
Your Everlasting Strength.
Your Saving Grace.
For He Alone is The One you will answer to. Not the money, the good, clothes or friends. but God alone.
He is The One Who Cleansed You from your sins.
The One Who Saved You From all your fears.
He is The One Who is Forever.
And your Resting place for all eternity.
Pray this with me:
Help me Lord to stop chasing things that don’t mean or matter much and start seeking the life You have prepared for us. God, I love you. Thank you for placing eternity in my heart so I can seek and have the pleasure of knowing You and Your Ways for all eternity.
In Jesus Name, I pray Lord,
I love you all.
Remember the things of this life can’t support us or fill us..it’s only God who will.
*All verses are from NASB Translation*