Is He Enough?

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart."

Do we really believe this promise? Better yet, do we live it out? I have so many desires in my be married, to have children, to enjoy life to its fullest, to be happy, etc..
But I have realized that these desires, even if they were fulfilled, would not make me truly happy. These things are all temporary. I know it may seem like things will go on and on and never change. (Doesn't it seem like you'll be stuck at your current age forever?) But when we look at our lives in the scope of eternity, it's so clear that the things that seem "big" right now are really quite the opposite.

Because of this, I can honestly say that the desire of my heart is God. Oh, that desire can be neglected at times, put on the back burner perhaps, but never forgotten. It's easy to let other things distract me from where my focus should be......but at the end of the day, what matters?
God. And my relationship with Him.
He is the only "thing" (for lack of a better word) that will truly last. HE will never forsake me....and HE is all that I need. I may want a lot of other things, but I only need one thing: Jesus. Really! He is enough.
And if it seems like He's not, we have some soul-searching to do. When we are obsessed with something other than Jesus, it's time for a heart check.

Consider these words from one of my favorite authors, Leslie Ludy:

"AM I ENOUGH?" came the gentle challenge of my Prince, and His tender voice drowned out all the clamoring confusion in my mind. My Prince was, and would always be, much more than enough. He did not desire to destroy my life, to leave me as a desolate, lonely failure alone in the woods somewher. He wanted me to put Him first, above everything else - to give my heart, time, affection, energy, and devotion to Him alone.

"...He is enough - so much more than enough......Instead of trying to satisfy the desires of our heart through meaningless pursuits, we must delight completely in the amazing love of our true Prince - as we focus on Him, we will be more than fulfilled.

I know it's so terribly easy to get distracted with all the things that fill our days. BUSY seems to be one of our family mottos right now! But let's not let business distract us from seeking the Lord with all our hearts. HE is to be the desire of our hearts - and He WILL fulfill that desire when we seek Him wholeheartedly.

Jeremiah 29:13
"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."


Kiah said...

Great post Rachel. Thank you. I think we all need that reminder once in a while. It is so easy to get distracted from our real focus.

God bless you.

Sam said...

Thank-you Rachel, that was very helpful right now.

Leah said...

So true... Thanks for sharing. :-)


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