The Meaning of Unmet Desire

Unmet personal desires are sticky thirsts that refuse to disappear anymore than they can be satisfied.

So, dissatisfied I then feed my soul upon alluring distractions. It is the promise of satisfying comfort they hold forth.

Too slowly I learn there is no food upon these detours at all. My distractions in fact starve me of the Bread of Life.

These diversions are false foods. They are enemies to my soul, a withering to my body and a parching to my spirit.

Such false food promises heaven but delivers hell. It fails to satisfy, yet I blindly believe its deceits and return for more - until it controls me. No longer can I control it.

The world is awash in deceitful 'comfort'. They all guarantee to be your faithful ally, but in reality become your burning, controlling enemy.

In the search for persistent well-being, indeed a hope and a harmony - I now know there is no satisfaction apart from cutting slices daily off the Bread of Life and upending His cup of quenching Living Waters.

I have pursued the very things in life I have hungered for the most, and found them the least available to me. 

The unmet desires I search for the hardest but fail to find are in fact my Divine walkway, God's treasure map into His lap.

Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35)

Daily my Lord paves paths such that I will seek Him and not flee Him, that my hunger for Him becomes greater than my destructive hungers for this world.

My unsatisfied thirsts are His magnet to draw me to Heaven. Only then can I receive a satisfied, untroubled and filled soul.

The Lord's thirst for me is that all of me will thirst for all of Him. 

Today's Soul Snippet:

"Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility". - Jonathon Edwards

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