Searching…searching…what are we searching for?
While we are searching, does anyone intervene and tell us what to do? We balk at the idea of someone controlling our lives. We want full control of everything we do. We rebel when someone tells us we are not doing something right or what to do. We usually end up doing the opposite to prove a point. But yet we still search. What are we searching for; love, peace, patience, joy, contentment and above all else self-control? Not realizing we can have these things. We may take our whole lives to realize this or it may come quickly to some. The key to having all of what we are searching for lies in Galatians 5: 22.
But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22
We don’t have to search anymore but we do have to give up one thing and that is control. When we have control of our lives, we usually fail, mindlessly wandering or never achieving what we desire. We cannot get everything listed in the above scripture on our own or by observing God through rituals and rules. We must love God, know him and give him control of our lives. It may be hard at first but then it comes easily. Really get to know the heart of God, develop a deep relationship with him and wholly give yourself to him. Our mindless searching will come to an end. We will learn what we desire lies with him and automatically go to him to receive it.
I pray you have a blessed week my friends.