“I still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”
As the popular U2 song plays on the car radio on the way to school, my daughter interrupts my 90s nostalgia to pipe up, “What are they looking for mommy?”
The question hangs in the air as I think how to respond. What indeed?
It seems like everyone is searching for something these days. Something to numb the pain, reduce the stress, find the meaning and contentment and love that they desperately crave. Anything to fill the empty void that comes from living a life apart from God.
In their fruitless search, we see people amass possessions, experiences, wealth, accolades, and fame—and even when they seemingly ‘have it all’, still they are not satisfied. The void is not filled. For they have been looking in the wrong place all along.
Believers too are not immune to this faulty mindset. Sometimes we get so caught up in what we should be doing for God that we lose sight of God Himself. We so passionately seek a purpose, a calling, or a direction that we, too, end up dissatisfied when we don’t receive the answers we seek.
But truthfully, it’s all so much simpler than we make it out to be. The only thing we need to truly seek is Him.
“This is what the Lord says to Israel: ‘Seek me and live'” (Amos 5:4, NIV).
Seek Me and live. This is a promise. He alone is the Source of the abundant life we seek; the only One who can satisfy the deepest unmet desires of our soul. And once we find Him, we have everything we need. We can finally stop looking.
How might your perspective and priorities change if you sought God first above all else? Take a few moments to pray for those in your life who are still seeking and yet to find Him.