What is your drug of choice?
A Christian blog seems, kind of, not the place to be talking about such things – doesn’t it? Let me put this another way, how do you medicate your soul? What do you do to sooth the pain of your loneliness, rejection, disconnectedness, inadequacy, inner longing for love, anxiety, suffering?
It seems, especially younger people, try to go from one temporary high to the next. Whether your drug or choice is illegal, or whether it is alcohol or sex, or continuous partying, or spending, or however else you get your hit, it is a focussing on yourself to make you feel better.
The Bible is very wise about such things. First off, it says we all have a knowledge of God built into our hearts it’s just that some of us choose to ignore that knowledge because we are in rebellion against Him – God cramps our style.
Secondly, the Bible says that we will never truly be happy unless we die to ourselves. That is, we take the focus off ourselves and we serve God and serve others.
Thirdly, God can give us what is missing in our lives. This world cannot ever satisfy the inner longings of our beings. Only God can make us whole. Only God can fill us with an inexpressible joy and completeness in our souls.
The invitation is always there. God is a very gracious God. He does not force us to come to Him. He has made a way for us to come to Him and that is through His son Jesus. Jesus bore the wrath and judgement of God for our sins on the cross. If you are willing, God can open your eyes, right now, to this truth.
Repent, turn away from your sins, accept Jesus into your heart, be born again, and start living for the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
Your soul will never be thirsty again.