Repurposing Feelings Of Lack

What do you do when you feel like you are lacking something? Since every believer is complete in Christ, could the lack be emotional? If not, then why do we seek an emotional filler?

I know that years ago, when I would crave something, I would try a bite of many different foods to see if it would stop my craving. No, that wasn’t it. My searches always ended in futility. I would pick up a book I was reading and get lost in my story. I didn’t know then what I know now. Anything outside of the Lord is an empty emotional filler.

When we feel a lack, it is essential to first go to the Lord. We can ask Him what has unsettled us. Why do we feel restless and not content? He is our Completer. By asking Him, we are repurposing our feelings of lack. He will bring us into truth.

In 1 Kings 3:5 God appeared to king Solomon in a dream. He said, “…Ask! What shall I give you?” As I was thinking about this yesterday, I wondered what I would answer. If I was feeling a need for instant gratification, I might answer with something that was a temporary fix.

King Solomon asked for something life long. Verse 9 says, “Therefore give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil…” God granted his request. Then He added what He wanted for Solomon’s life. Let’s go back to verse 3. It says, “And Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David…”

God exudes with abundance. John 10:10 says, “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.”

Think now about every emotional filler that you have ever used. We use myriad ways. Set them up against God’s abundance. It is a paltry dot in the ocean of His provision for us through our relationship with Him.

He is ready to meet every need through Himself. John 14:21 says, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

The Lord manifested Himself to Solomon. He gave him his request and added far over and above what he had asked. The Lord reveals Himself to us through our intimate communion with Him. Hear His words to you now: Come and dine.

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