Satisfying your Greatest Desire 1: The Search for God.

You probably think you are satisfied right now with all you have and all you have become. Maybe you should be proud of it all, but deep down beyond the hours you spend at work, beyond the time with your family, beyond the busy day and your normal everyday life – beyond all this, is the great emptiness that seems impossible to fill, and so you consume yourself with work, with your kids, with making wealth and hoping you would finally find the inner peace you so desperately desire.

You should probably ask yourself the right questions “why am I here?” and “what is the meaning of my life?” Until you find the answer to these questions you’ll never find satisfaction, and you’ll never feel complete. Many people go into the wrong things because they become frustrated from trying, and so they just live a distraction-filled life. They don’t want to be reminded that they are lonely, or that everything they do is vain and insufficient.

We find ourselves setting certain standards for ourselves and those around us, we become disappointed when they fail to meet them; and frustrated when we fail to meet ours. We seek meaning in very transient things, in the end, it changes nothing. Watching several movies can only take your mind off it for a moment, and so will family, work, partying, alcohol, drugs, sex, or anything you will ever do to get your mind – they are distractions and not the solution.

What you are seeking is a purpose for living, a purpose for your existence, and a purpose for all you had to go through and all you’ve been through to be where you are right now. That purpose can only be found in God. The reason is simple, no one can understand the purpose of a thing more than its creator. God is the missing piece of the puzzle to complete your life, fix Him in and see how right your life will become. You will find confidence, contentment, and peace like you have never experienced, this is because He does not just give you substance to make you happy He gives you Himself as the greatest gift you can ever receive. The scripture “If God be for us, who can be against us?” now begins to make more sense.

How do you find a God you cannot see?

“Faith is the assurance that what we hope for will come about and the certainty that what we cannot see exists.” (Hebrews 11:1, ISV).

The real question is “do you hope to find God?” You will not find Him if you do not believe that He exists and because you do not bother to seek Him. It is important for you to understand what faith means, it means you are hoping to find something and you are certain that you will find it because it exists even though you cannot see it. By faith, we can move past ourselves by acknowledging our limits and ignorance, so we can be helped. God is only revealed to those who are willing to find Him, and you cannot seek Him in the first place if you do not believe that He exists, or if you are not certain that you will find Him. Verse 6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.”

The proof of God’s presence is a sense of awareness that you already have, and you feel called for His purpose, for whatever reason you have delayed seeking Him out, you already know this much. Your life is too big to be one big coincidence, you were created to be introduced to your creator and all you have experienced even till this day is pointing you to Him, He wants it all to drive you to Him.

What is the point of seeking Him?

The point of seeking God is satisfaction! Your desires are insatiable only because you have been feeding yourself the wrong thing all this time. That is why we all end up frustrated again and again. Most times even Christians are guilty of this. The moment you begin to seek satisfaction in something else other than God you find yourself beginning to grow worried, frustrated, bored, and depressed, these are all pointers of a faulty diet — a life where you are not satisfied by God. God’s greatest desire is for those He has called to become His children to delight in seeking Him. “The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.” (Psalm 147:1, KJV).

If you are tired of the kind of life that you have led all these years and are tired of guessing what your life should be about, then this letter is to you. I’m not giving you false hope to cling to, many people believe that’s what Christianity is all about. If God is a false hope to you, and you would rather stick to the life you already have now than try something (or rather someone) new, then suit yourself, but if you acknowledge and accept Him that HE IS real then your life is in for a big change. All I am asking you is to take one more leap, I am assuring you that it is in the right direction.

What is the assurance of finding Him?

The assurance we have that we will find Him when we seek Him is His word. God is not a man that He should have reason to lie to you, He desires nothing of you, or rather you can offer Him nothing that He cannot already offer Himself, and yet He takes pleasure in you seeking Him and will indeed show Himself to you when you desire it with the whole of your Heart. He says so in Jeremiah 29:13 (KJV), “You will seek me, and find me when you search for me with all your heart.”

To you who feel you have searched for God and you cannot seem to find Him, or it seems like He hides from you, don’t stop seeking. Sometimes God allows you to be starved of His presence so that you can realize and cherish Him more than you adore your work or family or whatever takes so much time from you that you no longer remember to spend time with Him or know His thoughts concerning you. The Bible teaches us that God is a jealous God, think of how you feel when the person you love so much and who has also promised to love you in return yet spends so much time with other people or at work and you always have to be the understanding one. Nobody wants to be in that kind of position, and so sometimes you take a few days off hoping and waiting for the person to realize that you just want to be loved too. God certainly doesn’t want to be second in your life either. So if you have abandoned Him, return to Him with sweet words and sincerity to woo Him as a lover, let Him know how sorry you are, and stay within the boundaries of His love where you will always feel secure and satisfied by Him. (Jude 1:21). God is never far, not even when we try to hide from Him because we feel too guilty, He waits and welcomes us with open arms back into His love. (Psalms 139:7-18, Job 26:6, Jeremiah 23:24).

When you always remember that God is a person, has emotions, and is as real as you are, then you will realize that it’s not so hard to understand him.

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