sharing from my heart to yours
So I've been reading the book 'Lies Women Believe' by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, and the last section I read really struck me. It is talking about believing the lie that we should not have unfulfilled longings. I am just going to quote a few parts from the section, maybe they will reveal things in your heart as they did in mine.
"I Should Not Have to Live with Unfulfilled Longings"
"This is another lie that has worked its way into the warp and woof of the way we think and live. Our society has bought into the philosophy that there is (or ought to be) a remedy (preferably quick and easy) for every unfulfilled longing.
We are encouraged to identify our longings and do whatever is necessary to get those "needs" met. Therefore... if you're hungry, eat. If you want something you can't afford, charge it. If you crave romance, dress or act in a way that will get men to notice you. If you're lonely, share your heart with that married man at work."
Isn't that so true? It seems society today pushes that we have the right to whatever we want, whenever we want it. I pray we can have a change of heart and flee from this mentality!
"At best, this way of thinking has left many women still unfulfilled, still groping, still searching for something to fill the inner emptiness."
"What is the Truth that sets us free from the bondage of this deception?
First, we have to recognize that we will always have unfulfilled longings this side of heaven. (Romans 8:23). In fact, if we could have all our longings fulfilled down here, we would easily be satisfied with staying here, and our hearts would never long for a better place.
It is important to understand that our inner longings are not necessarily sinful in and of themselves. What is wrong is demanding that those longings be fulfilled here and now, or insisting on meeting those longings in illegitmate ways."
"The second Truth is that the deepest longings of our hearts cannot be filled by any created person or thing."
"The Truth is, every created thing is guaranteed to disappoint us. Things can burn or break or be stolen or get lost. People can move or change or fail or die."
"I have talked with many single young women-some of them godly, committed believers-who have shared with me their struggle with loneliness. I remind them that marriage is not necessarily a cure for loneliness-I have met plenty of married women who struggle with a deep sense of loneliness and isolation. The fact is, there is not man on the face of the earth who can satisfy the deepest longings of a woman's heart-God has made us in such a way that we can never be truly satisfied with anything or anyone less than Himself. (Psalms 16:11; 34:8-10)
Whether married or single, we must recognize that it is not wrong to have unfulfilled longings-they do not make us any less spiritual. We must learn to accept those longings, surrender them to God, and look to Him to meet the deepest needs of our hearts."
More Verses to go along with this topic:
I hope you will benefit from these words, and will remember that only God can fulfill those deep longings of your hearts. May God give you a peace and comfort as you journey toward that eternal home of fulfillment!
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