There is a Christian song on the radio that says: ‘There is a God shaped hole in all of us” I believe that’s true, and the key to filling it, is staying connected to God. However, sometimes we get caught up in all the things we need to do on a daily basis, all the work that needs to be done, all the shopping we need to do, all the television we need to watch and games we need to play. And you know we have to check our face book page and tweet! … Oftentimes we get sidetracked and we stop looking for God. We are so busy and fill our days with so much noise, that we don’t have any time to pray, we forget to be thankful, and we are too tired to read our bible… and that God shaped hole inside of us remains empty. Then we come to church seeking new ways to fill the hole. Searching for answers, knowing that we should walk with God but not knowing what to do and in some cases we believe that we are not good enough or not worthy of that closeness with him.
Every month we hear about celebrities who turn to drugs or alcohol because even though they are talented, have money & fame – they don’t believe they are worthy, they believe that they need more money and stuff to make them happy, but don’t feel connected to anything, and that god shaped hole remains empty. We see people going in for surgery to fix this or change that. Plastic surgery is a multi-million dollar business. The doctors will tell you that they can make you look just like the guy or girl in the magazine. Have this operation, and you will look like everyone else! The problem with that is that you are one of a kind! God made you that way. I wish I could hammer that into the heads of our younger generation. We need to stop comparing ourselves to everyone else. I know that’s difficult in today’s society. We watch television shows, commercials, games and even songs telling us that in order to be happy we need to be thin, to have perfect hair, to wear designer clothes and have a lot of money, and then once that happens – you will finally be happy and successful. They’re telling you that if you look like everyone else, if you act like everyone else, and if you do what everyone else is doing then you will be happy.
But, it’s the person who breaks away and discovers their hidden talents, the person who tests their capabilities by doing activities they didn’t believe they would ever be able to do that finds true joy. It’s the person who stops trying so hard to be someone they’re not and who stops trying to please everyone else and says… ‘this is me, this is who god created me to be, and I am going to live my life in a way that feels natural and comfortable and not worry about what others think or say. It’s simple, but not easy.
You have the power to create the life that God designed for you. It is not too late. You see, you need God, and God needs you. You have talents and skills that no one else has. You matter, you’re important, and you are a vital piece of God’s grand plan.
In the end, we decide to take that action and move closer to God… We read the bible, praise him, live a life of gratitude, pray and meditate, take care of our mind, body and spirit, take care of others, learn change and grow. When we do that, we will come to a place where we will not only find happiness, but discover a true sense of joy that will surpasses all our expectations and fill up that God shaped hole inside of us. It’s that simple, and it’s that easy.