When I was younger I couldn’t stand to not have a boyfriend. The minute I broke up with one I was on the hunt for another. I put them before friends and family. I put them in front of important events I should have been at but instead would lie to get out of the event. Yes, I admit it… I would lie. The attention I would receive from a “boy” was infatuating to me. Holding my hand or giving me a kiss would just send butterflies through my stomach and make me want to spend even more time with him. But I quickly learned the attention I was getting that I thought equaled “love” was not “love” at all. Instead it was just attention – and most the time attention in the most wrong sense.
You know how you are feeling incomplete (girl or guy) and searching for something to fill that void? You tell yourself, “something is just missing in my life” so you go out and have drinks with friends, or go boy/girl hopping til you find one that is intriguing enough that they keep your attention, or maybe you throw all your time into working out or a sport, maybe you even throw yourself into church activities but all for the wrong reason. When you try to fill a void with something other than it’s true meaning of being filled it never works. The last drink of the night hasn’t taken away the loneliness once you are home and sober. The friends you hang around with all day haven’t fullfilled the sense of emptiness you feel when you go home and you are sitting by yourself wondering “what’s wrong with me?” The boyfriend/girlfriend doesn’t take the place of affection you are actually missing from a mom or dad. The gym time doesn’t fulfill your need for accomplishment. The church activities won’t fulfill the need to feel like you fit in. You can do all these things every night and every day and you will STILL feel alone, insecure, unloved, like you don’t fit in, a need for that drink, a need for the drug, just one more time having sex… You will tell yourself over and over again “this is the last time” in whatever category or categories you fit in. I’m here to tell you I have the answer to the one thing that will truly satisfy your soul… And it’s not all those things you keep wasting your time on.
Jesus will satisfy every hunger, thirst, longing for acceptance, sense of loneliness, need for affection, phening for a high and more. He and only He can take this urge you have away for good. So why waste your time on the other things? And here is the best part: it’s free. It doesn’t cost you money like the $7.00 you spend on one drink at the club, it doesn’t cost your life savings because you think you need to snort one more line, it doesn’t cost you sacrificing who you really are to fit in because Jesus accepts you for who you are. All you have to do is say to Him you are sorry for the life you have been living and ask Him to come into your heart and change you. Literally, it’s that easy.
If you need help beyond this point please feel free to contact me and I will do all I can to help and point you in the right direction.
Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.