“I am not satisfied.”
One of the most common experiences humans face. We hear it all the time. Maybe it is our own voice we are hearing…”I just don’t feel fulfilled with my career”…”Is this all there is to life?”…”When will the right person come along that meets all my must haves?”…
Satisfaction. Being fulfilled. Being whole. Being fully content with your life. Mid life crisis? How about young adult crisis? Senior crisis? Or even teenage crisis?
The need for and the search for satisfaction knows no age limits. It knows no socioeconomic boundaries. Skin color is not even in it’s radar.
I dare say the lack of satisfaction has been the source of depression and unhappiness for centuries.
Get ready for your jaw to drop. God did this on purpose. “Wait a minute”, you might say. “God wants people to be unhappy and unfulfilled?”
Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, he wants us to be so abundantly full of joy and contentment that he became a man covered in flesh to give it to us. God created in us a deep longing for satisfaction. A longing that is so intense and so desperate that we cannot help but let it take over our thoughts and our mind.
The difference between God’s idea and the world’s idea is that this longing God created in us was a longing for Him alone. The problem is that we, due to the humans we are, think this void is meant to be filled with other things. When we have a need that only God can meet, no job, no relationship, no education and no status can satisfy. We aimlessly search for what does not exist.
We must identify that emptiness we may feel as something that can only be filled by the one who created us. Then, instead of looking elsewhere, do what we need to do to fill it with our Savior.
He wants us to seek him. He wants to be found. Breathe a sigh of relief. The search is over.
“…But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”- John 4:14