Wanting MoreAug 29, 2022
I want to be desperate for God. I want to desire an intimate relationship with God more than I desire anything else. What is true about me, and maybe true about you is that I tend to pursue and am desperate for what God can do for me, more than I am desperate for God, Himself. I am desperate for the benefits of having a relationship with God, more than I am desperate for the relationship itself. So I find myself pursuing things that I think will satisfy, but always leave me wanting more. I’m…
- Desperate for acceptance
- Desperate for approval
- Desperate for intimacy
- Desperate for relationships
- Desperate for happiness
If we are honest, many of us are more desperate to improve our lives than we are to know more deeply the One who is life. We have this equation in our mind that we calculate often:
My life + Jesus = Nice Christian Life
If we are a Christian, God will give us a good marriage. If we are a Christian, God will give us a good relationship with our kids. If we are a Christian, God will give us deep and meaningful friendships. If we are a Christian, God will give us a faithful spouse. If we are a Christian, God will give us a level of happiness that will surpass all of the troubles of life. If we are a Christian, God will give us a fulfilling career. If we are a Christian, God will give us…….
So many of us sit in brokenness because we are Christians, and yet, God hasn’t “given” us what we thought He would (should).
I know this way of living, because I have lived it. I’m tempted everyday to live it again.
Maybe you are living it right now. You can’t put your finger on what is wrong, but you know deep down in your heart, something isn’t right. There is a sense of restlessness, a sense of disappointment, a sense of loss that you feel, but don’t know why. You are unsatisfied…
- Unsatisfied with your job
- Unsatisfied with your marriage
- Unsatisfied with your kids
- Unsatisfied with your church
- Unsatisfied with your life
Maybe we are desperate for the wrong things…not bad things, just the wrong things. Maybe we are seeking what God can offer us more than we are seeking God.
Maybe what your marriage needs most is for you to stop seeking to be right, and just seek God. Maybe what your kids need most is for you to stop seeking to rule over them, and just seek God more. Maybe what will allow you to experience more joy at work is to seek God in spite of your circumstances.
Here is God’s promise to you today: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
Seeking God won’t change our circumstances, but it will change our hearts. That is where lasting transformation begins.