So many times we call ourselves busy....busy doing something good, when all we are trying to do is fill a void that we may not realize is there. Chew on this ....just because we have a void doesn't mean that the space isn't filled by something else. We feel the emptiness with something else, trying to compensate. We figure that if we can just do enough _____ or enough ______ then people will be fooled by or accept what we're doing as doing the right thing. We just say that we're looking for opportunities to do something...good. But no, it's not the RIGHT thing, it's just A thing and if it's not right then it's WRONG. We run around, not stopping to hear from or look to God see what He has for us. We figure we know what the Bible says, we've all heard the stories...we know all the clichés...but who cares? We will just do whatever we want because it feels good...it feels productive...it makes us happy... all this to fill a void....who cares what it is or who is affected. The sad truth is that the void that we don't realize that we have is the one that only God can fill. He has everything under control when we don't see how...He is the only one who truly knows us...He knows why we have this emptiness. He sees how it started and He knows how it will end.
God is waiting for us to see that we need Him more than we realize and that if we would just surrender to Him, the void that we mask as "being busy" or "doing God's work" would be filled with the love, divine will, patience, and understanding that He wants to impart to us. Now maybe some of us have "arrived" and we don't have any voids in our lives...but even then, there may be areas of our lives where we are lacking love, peace, joy or other things that God can make full. We need to remember that while we are hard at work for God, not to get carried away in things, events, occasions and the like...we need to remember what the agenda is...and stay true to our beliefs and the reasons why the things, events and occasions take place. The void we may have can be detrimental to us and our work for God if we are not careful to let all areas of our life be ful filled by Him.
I read something today in a book (given to me by my mom) "He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear from God" by Priscilla Shirer that really just hit home for me...
"God is love....all the time....God is good....all the time".
No matter what the void is, God is our only option for filling it correctly......mmm...I think I need to Facebook status that... :-)
Have a great life!!