If I’m honest, there are times my fingers touch the Instagram app before I feel like I even know what I’m doing.
Do you know the feeling?
It’s like, it draws you in. And why? Is it FOMO? Is it the idea of being numbed out? Or is it that we’re actually longing for the social connection we were made for, and Instagram feels like the quickest way to get it?
What is your heart longing for, Friend?
Ask yourself, for real.
I can guarantee it’s not Netflix or money or alcohol or drugs or a fancy car or anything else you may spend your time and energy on.
What if I told you your heart longs for one thing only, and His Name is Jesus?
Okay. The skeptics in the room are laughing.
But track with me, even for just a minute, because – what if it’s True? What if the only True longing, purpose, and desire of your heart is Jesus? What would that mean for your life? It’s an important question to consider.
Here’s my follow-up question: When have you ever been fully satisfied, with no end, by anything or anyone?
It’s not by food – even the best, most filling, most satisfying meal (which for me would probably be a full English breakfast) requires more food later all throughout your life to stay filled. And, even still, food is so temporary.
It’s not by a spouse/partner – you know they’re not perfect. You know they can’t fully satisfy you. If you’ve tried to get your fulfillment from your partner, you know that that has failed, because not one of us is perfect.
It’s not by any substance – if you’re honest, they leave you feeling unfulfilled and always wanting more.
No. There is nothing this world can offer that is totally and completely satisfying.
But Jesus?! He is “not of this world” (John 18:36).
He is eternal. His love is everlasting, from age to age. He is perfect in all of His ways. He is fully satisfying.
And part of that satisfaction is because relationship with Him isn’t about us or “me-focused”; He makes us selfless, purposed, and free.
He makes us full of joy even in the most difficult circumstances, because we ALWAYS know that He has a plan and a purpose.
He changes everything about the way we do life, focusing on Him and serving others.
I pray that you would ask yourself today, Friends: Is what I’m chasing after for satisfaction eternal?
Whether you follow Jesus or not, we all understand and have fallen into this tendency. Most of us are living it now: chasing something else, be it money, affection, beauty, intelligence, power, admiration, stuff, a nice house, a nice car, etc. – besides Jesus and above Jesus. Well, Friends, these things do not profit anything: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
Put your trust and hope in Him, Friend. He will never fail to satisfy you; and you will never fail to have complete purpose. This doesn’t mean life will be free of troubles, hardships, and frustrations; far from it. But it does mean that there is true meaning, purpose, and life in each and every moment that He gives you breath. If this is True… don’t you want to discover it?