“You and I are not that different, we just gotta void, tryin’ to fill it up!” I heard these words as I was listening to a song by the artist, “Mandisa.”
I thought about it for a moment and decided to write about how it made me feel. I have been fortunate enough to still be among the land of the living. I say fortunate because I have had several friends and family who have been called home to be with their creator much earlier than me.
I admit, I tend to be a lot more vocal about my feelings than most people. I have been accused of being too “analytical” by many and that’s ok. I’m just doing me! Anyway, these words intrigued me. I guess a lot of people feel that when they get to be middle aged, they have filled most of the voids in their life, either by trial and error or good ole’ fashion life experiences.
What some people fail to realize is that God created us to have voids. I can just hear some people balking at this idea. To them, we are not supposed to have voids! I say, quite the contrary. Having void in our life is part of who we are as humans. God left a little “hole” in us that can only be filled by one thing . . . Him and Him alone! Once we fill that main void with God, all the other “voids” seem to eventually get filled with the RIGHT things!
I have had my share of voids in my life, but I discovered that when I acknowledge God as filling the main void, then the other voids somehow dissipate.
As humans, we attempt to fill our main void with soo many other things; like drugs, alcohol, food, entertainment, sex, people, material possessions, money, careers, and a host of other vices. Whatever fleeting pleasures these things give us, they cannot take the place of a permanent and complete fulfillment of that hole in our hearts!
God will never allow the place that has been reserved for Him to be filled with anything else.
There are times when I feel sad, lonely, depressed, angry, hurt, overlooked, and downright wishing Calgon® would take me far, far, away from here. Then, after I finish throwing my temper tantrum, the Holy Spirit gently reminds me that God has been there all the while, loving me and wanting me to reach out to Him.
Until we live in this truth, we will always be searching for something or someone to fill the emptiness in our hearts. God wants to reveal Himself to us in all of His fullness. Once we truly get a taste of the fullness of God, we won’t’ want to settle for anything less.