Overcoming Instant Gratification
On any given day, the anxieties of life carve out places in our hearts; leaving a void longing to be filled.
There is a pang inside of us desiring to be truly satisfied and free from the heavy weights holding us down.
If we try to ignore this yearning deep inside our heart, we’ll only be tempted to find fulfillment in way that ultimately disappoints us.
Temporary distractions and “fixes” offered by the world are enticing but they only satisfy on the surface.
I’ve found that immediate gratification is typically a counterfeit for the powerful, life-changing freedom that can only be found in God.
They dangle themselves in front of us everyday; entertainment, shopping, eating, social media, hobbies… none of those things are bad, yet all of them temporarily numb the pang in our heart to be whole.
When I am willing to listen, I can hear that soft, compassionate voice of the Holy Spirit saying…
“Don’t settle for things that give you instant gratification.. I am right here willing to give your heart true wholeness and freedom.”
Overcoming instant gratification begins with listening with our heart for the voice of God and let Him lead us to true fulfillment.
Can you hear him? He is standing at the door of our hearts.
“… I have come that they may have life and have it the full.” – John 10:10
May our week be filled with less counterfeits and more of HIM.
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