What are you looking for?
In your life right now?
My theory from living life and from working in the field of supporting people for more than 20 years (before and after becoming born again) is that we are ALL looking for something.
Do you agree?
And that “something” may change or vary over the course of your lives, but there is probably or most likely to be a “theme” for “our thing” that we are missing, trying to find or lacking.
And the “something” may not even be very different for you and for me….
In your case, is it love?
Or is it money, success, fame?
If it is these more material desires you are pursuing, have you ever wondered why you want them?
Have you ever explored which desire is behind them?
If you go deeper and ask yourself, why do you want all this money, does this perhaps lead you to one of the abovementioned values?
For most people, this will be the case…. they will want fame because they want people to love them….we all have this deep desire to be loved and we all have underlying “topics/ issues”, and the most common ones are that we feel unlovable, unworthy or unable in your life.
So lets assume you and I have one of these “something”s we are after.
What can we do?
We may look for means to achieve this what we believe we are lacking.
We may improve our physique, go to the gym, loose those extra pounds, get our hair and nails (and brows and lashes) done, buy new clothes, some of us may even consider surgery to become more physically attractive…………….chances are you have tried one or more of these- did it work???
Did you feel more loved in the end?
Or did it become a never ending chase – like it has for many of us?
Did you need to buy or to do even more to feel more attractive?
And the people you were able to attract with these physical attributes, were they the ones who were able to love you the way you wanted to be loved?
And did you ever loose one of these physically attractive attributes?
I think we all lost some, if not all of our physical beauty when we grew older – if you are older than 30, you will know what I mean……. the body doesn’t get more beautiful when we get older, it ages……. and most of the time, the older version is less beautiful than the younger one – we may be able to slow the aging process a little or some of us may be fortunate enough to “age well” or better compared to others, but none of us will ever be as attractive with 60 as we were with 25!
At least physically!
We may look very or even extremely well for our age, but we will never be able to compete with a young person when it comes to physical beauty….
So is physical attractiveness and pursuing it a means to our end?
In fact, my theory is – and don’t think for a minute this isn’t just as difficult and hard for me as it is for anyone else!!!- the older we become, the more we will need to have “inner beauty” in order to be content with ourselves….
Take success then.
Is it success?
Is success going to help us not to feel empty inside any longer?
I highly doubt it.
Not only from my own history…. Before I became a therapist, I was using my law degree to create a career in the corporate world and I was very successful. I was a human resources manager, company lawyer and a manager…. I ascended quite quickly and got quite far – far enough to be the only woman “up there”, the only woman in the meetings….. the one who was disturbing the men from doing and saying filthy things at the conferences and forcing them to stay professional, even though that wasn’t what they had come for…….
However, this was probably the time in my life when I was the least fulfilled with my job, and I remember that I used to sit in these endless meetings and that I had created so many mental/ inner escape routes, that I was playing games in my mind in order to be able to sit through these meetings……. one of my favourite games I would play was to do makeovers for all these men I was sitting in the conference room with – to style them in my head….. turn them into more attractive men, into all sorts of types……but more often than not, I still used to be extremely bored and annoyed about all the stupid nonsense that was mentioned and about their attitudes, saying nothing but taking as much of everyone’s time as possible……..and I kept asking myself again and again what I was doing there and who would profit from this job that I was currently doing…………I did it well, however, I wasn’t fulfilled at all!
Let alone did it make me feel worthy or loved or did it fill any voids in my soul………
But not only from my own story, but also from the stories of ALL clients I have worked with over the years, I came to see that success is NOT the key to happiness, it is just a very short lasting thrill, a carrot we chase after and when we get it, it won’t take more than one second until we will chase after the next one………
Even having a lot of money can’t be the solution, as I have worked with many people who were very wealthy and they were just as messed up as the ones who were broke!
So my first conclusion is that material things and achievements can’t be the solution for our desires.
Perhaps you will agree with me?
It must be more immaterial, thus spiritual what we are all looking for?
Me, I was looking for my purpose, for a way to make a positive impact on other people’s lives, I wanted to make a difference – before I became born again – and I still want this today, it is my calling and before GOD was able to help me fulfill this calling, the enemy was able to exploit me for this desire I had.
I was driven to learn more and more therapeutic methods in order to help my clients more and better.
This is a very common scheme of the enemy, how he keeps exploiting those people who may feel they are inadequate or not good enough…. and they will buy more courses, more books, more DVDs, will book more consultations and coachings from “experts”, but they will never, ever arrive.
They will always be running after just another carrot, this time a spiritual one.
This is how the entire New Age Movement operates.
It is an exact copy of the corporate world.
You need to become more spiritual, more enlightened, more aware, more conscious………if your life isn’t perfect, it is always because you haven’t done enough meditation, acceptance, manifesting, affirmations, because you haven’t been to guru xyz for this seminar or that initiation / impartation……….it never ends.
Until GOD chooses you and sets you free.
That’s when it all ends.
And when life begins.
When we realize that THE PEACE OF CHRIST is what we have been looking for.
We didn’t know, we couldn’t possibly know – until the PEACE had filled our heart and our entire being……..
That’s why I can never look down on anyone…………they don’t know any better, because they don’t know GOD – I was one of them and I only owe it to GOD’s grace that I know more now, that I have found the truth and that I am no longer in the prison I lived in, that I am free today!
Did my life immediately become better after I got saved?
At least not on the outside.
But I can see continuous growth and improvement over the years I have been walking with GOD.
Little by little.
HE has taught me so many things.
HE has been with me through all the hardships and troubles, and HE held my hand through them.
HE hasn’t given me all I asked HIM for, but HE has kept me.
And I have this understanding inside of me now, that I am loved, that I will always and forever be safe, no matter what happens, even when I will die one day, I will still be safe.
I remember a conversation I once had with one guy who was also deeply involved in the occult, as I was, we were in the same facebook group and I started to ask questions and to have doubts – he agreed with me, but he said, the “normal world” without the supernatural had lost all flavour and colour for him and he would never go back there, so his only option would be to stay in the New Age Scene with all the woo-woo and psychics and mediums…….it made sense to me at the time, because I didn’t know there’s an alternative, one where our spirit can thrive and be fed – JESUS!
I can only pray that this guy has found the truth as well, this was many years ago and I had left this group soon after this conversation and I have no idea what happened to him, but many people I know from this time are still in bondage…………..
So, what I came to say today is that THE PEACE OF CHRIST is what I found, the only “thing” / “something” that can stop the quest, the chase, the race……
I have never looked back.
I had been searching for a long time, but only GOD’s PEACE is “the real thing”, only HE can satisfy and calm your spirit, your heart and your soul.
If you don’t have JESUS in your life and in your heart, you won’t know this peace and you won’t know that it is what you’ve been looking for all this time, probably all your life.
Perhaps this is why you are here now, reading this, and maybe something in you will know that it’s true and that you need to give your life to JESUS to stop all this running and searching.
That you need to come home now.
Before it’s too late.
Because only JESUS CHRIST is the true saviour, who can save your soul. JESUS is the way, the truth and the life. HE died on the cross for your sins, yes, that’s right, for yours and mine… it is all such a fascinating and yet true story. JESUS CHRIST came to earth as the SON OF GOD to save us all from the devil. And HIS works are still relevant today, HE is as alive today as he was more than 2000 years ago. And if you are not saved, HE wants to save you today, right here and right now: please don’t stay under the power of the king of darkness, please join us and give your life to THE LORD.
Here is an example of what you can pray in your heart right now, if you want to make JESUS LORD over your life:
“Dear Heavenly Father, I acknowledge and confess that I have not lived my life for YOU to this day, but have been living for myself and in sin and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need YOU in my life; I want YOU in my life.
I recognize the completed work of YOUR only begotten Son JESUS CHRIST in giving HIS life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart JESUS is LORD and that HE was raised from the dead and ask for YOUR forgiveness, which YOU have made freely available to me through this sacrifice.
Come into my life now, LORD!
Take up residence in my heart and be my KING, my LORD, and my SAVIOUR!
From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow YOU all the days of my life. Those days are in YOUR hands.
I ask this Jesus name.
If you have just prayed this prayer, you are now part of GOD’s kingdom and family and I heartily welcome you, my dear brother or sister!
The next thing to do is get a bible and find a church where you can receive further instructions, so that your new life in THE LORD may prosper and that you will become who HE made you to be.
GOD bless you and if you have any questions or need any assistance, please get in touch.
I hope and pray that this will encourage, bless, heal and inspire you.
And that THE LORD will bless you abundantly in all areas of your life.
That HE will keep you and shine HIS face upon you and give you PEACE.
In JESUS’ name I pray.