Encouraging Word

CHASING AFTER THE WRONG THINGS

CHASING

I get all caught up with this life, with all it’s desires and everything it has to offer me.  I can be lonesomely blind on keeping my gaze on the things that matter the most, It’s like having my sight  being blocked by a dark cloud which is preventing me to see this world for what it truly is.

I can get caught up chasing things that I believe are good for me by abandoning and neglecting the stuff which is most important to me…Godly things.

I’m sure we can all relate to this.

You could be chasing after that guy or girl that you think will fill that empty hole that your ex dug when you broke things off. The truth is only God can fill that hole that your ex dug when you broke things off.

You could be chasing after that Job that God has told you too many times not go after. The truth is God has a better plan for your life and this involves a better job than the one you may be chasing after.

You could be feeling lonely and empty so you start chasing after your old friend’s even though they may have a negative influence on you. The truth is God want’s you to draw near to Him and being around people who have a negative influence on you will prevent this.

You could be chasing after that guy or girl that you ‘think’  God wants you to have even though you haven’t even spoke to Him about it. The truth is you may be following your feelings and being lead by the flesh, you need to seek God and ask Him for wisdom so that you can make the right choices concerning your love life.

You may be chasing after that new car that everybody seems to have but the thing is you know that you can’t afford it but you just buy it anyway because everyone has it right?  and you don’t want to be the odd one out. The truth is maybe God is testing you to see whether you are a crowd follower or a crowd pleaser instead of being a Christ follower and a Christ pleaser.

Only God knows what can satisfy us truly and abundantly. If we start to chase after worldly things we will get trapped. We may eventually get the things  if we rebel against God (please don’t do this) but once we have them they will start to suck the happiness out of us and  I’m sure that everyone wants happiness to be added to their lives instead of it being taken away?…so why rebel against God? and chase after things which will eventually suck away your happiness?.

When we start to chase worldly things they will be little or no room for God.  We will push God away, when we push Him away we also push away the opportunity to draw near to Him, to get to know Him,  for Him to perform amazing things in our lives, for Him to use us and for Him to  renew our lives so that we can become more like Christ.

In God we can find the true meaning of life. So let’s start chasing after Him  instead of this world because the truth is that this world is slowly passing away and all it’s desires. There is no point chasing the things of this world because once they pass away we will have nothing left, we will be left empty but if we chase after God He will never pass away, He is eternal.

 Colossians 3:1 – “…Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.”

1 John 2: 17 – “The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” 

– Claris

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