Ministry Resources

How to Overcome Emptiness

Author: The Journey Online Team

As you travel life’s journey, you can take the road from emptiness to fulfillment.

We have all asked, “What is the purpose for my life?”  Should I do like my grandfather’s generation who, back in the day, for forty years they worked for the same company, lived in the same house, were married to the same woman, and attended the same church?  Is this the secret to fulfillment?

We are told often that we should strive for success—success in every area of life. But, just to reach our goals in some of these areas will not always bring fulfillment.  In fact, such success really does not fill the void of emptiness.

What if I sacrifice and work hard and climb the mountain of success only to discover that I was really not fulfilled or even happy?  What if I climb the wrong mountain?  What will I have to show for my life at the end of my days when I am placed in the ground and then stand before God?  The Bible puts it this way, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and yet lose his soul?”

See, we are created in the image of God.  We can ignore that image.  We can deny it and bring shame to that image of God in us.  But, we can never erase God’s image from the hard drive of our heart.  It is that image of God within us that cries out for us to be in relationship with our Creator.  The fact is that until we are at peace with God, we will feel empty and unfulfilled.

So, how do you become aligned with God and find true purpose?  The answer is that you must discover Jesus Christ. God’s Son is your true friend and we must follow His teachings.

Let me explain …

God is perfect and in Him there is no imperfection for if there was, He would not be God.   We have all fallen short of God’s perfection due to our willful disobedience and that is called sin.  The Bible says that the penalty for sinning is death.  But, we cannot pay that price because how can we be in relationship with God if we are dead?  So, God demonstrated His love to us in this that while we were still sinning, Jesus Christ, God’s One and only Son, died in our place and paid our penalty.  If we receive this gift of life then we must give our hearts, minds, and strength over to Jesus and live by His standards.

God has a purpose for your life.  He wants you to succeed and to be happy.  But, success and happiness are not found in making your own way but in doing what God wants you to do.  God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power.

The first step in finding God’s purpose for you is to repent of your sins before Him and ask Jesus to take control of your life.

Let’s talk to Jesus now …

Dear Jesus, I need you to fill my void of emptiness and lack of purpose.  Please forgive me of my sin and bring fulfillment to me.  I surrender my heart to you and ask that you take control of my life now.  Thank you.

OK, here is what you do now.  Click on the “Yes” button on this screen and we will get someone in contact with you.  Maybe you are interested but you are just not ready to take this step towards Jesus.  He will be there when you are ready.

Jesus loves you!

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