We are all chasing something. Searching for some type of fulfillment. People are known to give it all they got for success or happiness. They run hard after education, promotion, that guy or that girl. As I was spending Jesus time last night the Holy Spirit revealed how we chase after many things. Yet the only thing that satisfies is Him and He’s so easy to obtain. He’s right here, always waiting.
We would rather chase after things that don’t satisfy than rest in Him. Crazy, right Our world has conditioned us to get more and connect less in order to be accepted and deemed successful.
Success has more and more been clearly revealed to me. It’s not things. Growing my businesses. Getting that dream man. None of these things even scratch the surface compared to connecting daily with the lover of our souls.
My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you.” -Isaiah 26:9
It’s all my fault. It started by me asking God to make me hungry and desperate for Him. Now it’s like a constant tug that I can’t shake. A wHisper throughout the day, beckoning me to stop and spend undistracted time with Him. I wake up soul hungry and I go to bed soul hungry if I don’t submit. That’s how He wants us. Constantly choosing the better thing.
It’s amazing how when I push back everything else that I think I need to do “right now”, He takes care of all those things without me striving.
We must desire and choose His kingdom over ours.
“Lord, make me hungry for you above all else. Whatever has come between you and me, remove it. Convict me of anything that is separating me from your presence. I want quiet, fulfilling communion with you more than a busy life that does not satisfy. Change my heart, O Lord. Amen.”
Rachel Whitlock says
Thank you for sharing this truth, Leah! I needed this reminder. I?m privileged to witness how you live it out, too. Love you!