I have notice so many people are hungry now days. Not hungry by the lack of food, but emotionally, mentally, and physically. People are searching for something that will fill where they are lacking. But in things that won’t really help. Such as: Sex, alcohol, gambling, false idols.
We as the human race are at the time of major changes personally and globally. Change is hard and so many people are looking for something to cling to sustain them, especially, now around the holidays.
I noticed around Christmas I begin to think about the year past, all I didn’t accomplish, achieve, and am still lacking… I specifically seem to dwell on failures and what I don’t have yet in my life. For example, I should have a book done by now, I wish I had my boyfriend here to share the holidays with. As a result; I get more sensitive, cranky, and lonely….
But then Christmas Eve rolls around and I become extremely thankful for what I have, and all that has happened, and those in my life…. The holiday’s takes a toll on us: Families, friends, money, gifts you want to give and get, trying to prepare the perfect atmosphere for a few days….. It can be very overwhelming… One becomes desperate, anxious, hungry….. It just has to be “PERFECT”.
This year more than other years I realize people seem more then desperate, they are starving for acknowledgment, closeness, success, achievement.. Yet most are going the wrong way. Instead of turning to God, they are running to what they think will fill the void, only to find it growing deeper…
I have also realized that Christmas is one month out of the year, better yet only for my family about 36 hours of festivities… Then next we bring in the New Year, and the cycle starts over…. Nothing really changes……
This year I am choosing to skip the pity party that seem to have already started and go straight to that thankful atmosphere. By doing so, I lose a lot of wasted time, and by choosing to be happy, I hope I can help others be happy around me…. But it starts with a choice. I have to choose to change. It is not going to be easy, but nothing really worth it is easy… I am not going to dig a hole and burrow in my emotions; instead I am asking God for hand up, and joy to replace the stress, grief, loneliness, and frustration….
I am filling up on God’s word, I am eating the preaching’s of the pastors I love and drinking in the scriptures my friends are sharing… I am not close to becoming full yet, but I am also not starving anymore, not in the way I was before. I wish I could feed everyone this way too. So that they will not be hungry anymore! I pray for all the lost sheep out there. The people who don’t know what they are looking for…
I want to be a good example of Christ and who He is, so that the hungry people around me can be fed…
I urge you to look to God to fill your plate. Not the internet, not the tv, not shopping, nor in other people. What you’re looking for can only be found in one place… In Christ! I do not know how to explain it however once you let Christ in your life changes and you no longer fill empty, if you truly let Him in… I still feel lonely, not in the same way…
Don’t wait till Christmas to unwrap this Gift. It’s yours now, waiting with your name on it. For God so loved YOU, He gave His only Begotten son, Jesus Christ, so that who so ever believes in Him, shall have everlasting life. ~ John 3:16
If you already have Him in your heart I suggest you reevaluate your relationship and do as I am and submerse yourself in His word! Give yourself the best Christmas of all, and remember the reason for the season. He is the greatest comfort!
God Bless you,
♥ Amy Jane ♥