Filling Up the Space
The Apostle Paul told us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV) to "take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." We know that it is easier said than done. If it were easy then we wouldn't struggle with thoughts like "what if they don't like me? what if I mess up? what if I have an epic fail?"
We find ourselves trying to fill our lives with all kinds of things to fill up that space. More clothes, more shoes, more food, more stuff. "If I have all of that - perhaps people will like me more?!" Even more things to do on our calendar can be a way we try to fill up the empty place in our heart that makes our head try to fill it with the most immediate gratification. We may even put pressure on the people in our lives to fill us up with accolades and answers to our deepest needs. Which is really unfair...because they have an empty place that needs filling too!
The only way to appease the emptiness in our soul is to open our heart and life to Christ. C.S. Lewis said, "If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."
Only Jesus can fill our longing for more. And even then...while we are in this world...we may still feel a little lost sometimes, a little out of step sometimes. Because that need to find our way home...even when we are where we call home for now...is because we just aren't home yet. We were made for another world. Only Jesus makes it possible for us to finally make it home.