An ache pierces the depths my being.
A hunger pang reverberates through my soul.
A stirring for more draws on my faith.
I don’t know if these poetic emotions overtly resonate with you, but I write them believing that they point to a new season toward which we’re all being drawn. We ache…we hunger…we feel stirred for future days of soulful satisfaction. We have an unrest for the “more” we know exists for each one of us. We don’t know exactly what it is, but we know it is there.
In each one of us, there resides this unrelenting draw that I was made for more…more God…more fulfillment in my purpose…a greater satisfaction in the possibilities. We’re filled with excited anticipation of things finally coming to their completion. But often, these hopes are met with an anticlimactic moment of disappointment.
Jesus would say, “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28)
The draw in your soul toward a future fulfillment does not find satisfaction in its appropriation, but in the discovery that journeys have no conclusion. Journeys are journeys – you were made for living, not retirement. You are wired for unending discovery, not crossing tapes at finish lines. The offer of eternal life is the offer of an unending creative story.
May the Spirit of God encourage you…get out there and find your road. Discover new scenery every day. And, allow the Lord the pleasure of leading you to new heights!