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Okay, so February 14th was Valentine’s day and many people did celebrate, some took my suggestions here and put them to work, some did a lot of love sharing, some were involved in lust sharing, while another group of people just plain didn’t do anything, except for a good saturday sleep!
At the beginning of last week or two weeks ago I had a thought running through my heart, I had been turning this thought over and over. So I felt privileged to have had a deep conversation with some of the brethren and ‘sisthren'(feminine for brethren) and it made a lot of things clear to me. I have always wondered what exactly it is that people seek during times like this that makes them fall into the same pit of immorality even when they really do not want to. I was seeking for the password to unlock this mystery, and I got something better, revelation! I understood the root reason for the many sexual sins that plagued many, consciously or unconsciously.
Physicist say ‘to every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction’. However, usually we are opportuned to see only the reaction, the causative action we usually do not see. Most times, because we are not privy to knowing the causative agent of a particular reaction, we respond to it wrongly. In the same vein when there’s a need you feel, not understanding the purpose of the need would only mean you satisfy it in a way that might appeal to you, whether it satisfies that longing or not.
Imagine being hungry for food, you know you are hungry, but you don’t know hunger is satisfied by eating, so you try dancing, it satisfies a little but the need is still there, you get a drink and pour it down your throat, it feels better but just can’t be the same as food. Due to lack of knowledge, you will keep trying different things until you come to the knowledge that hunger can be satisfied by eating food!
In the same vein, the reason many are involved in the different ‘negative’ acts is because they are seeking for something. So the question is ‘what are you seeking?’
Before we arrive there, you’ll agree with me that the earth is made of 70% water. The body is composed of 50%-70% water too, depending on age and some other factors. The purpose of water in the body of man can not be over-emphasized. Just like the ‘hunger’ analysis earlier, imagine being thirsty, water is the major means of satisfying thirst. If you drink a bottle of your favourite drink say coke for example, the thirst seems to be satisfied momentarily. But you discover that the thirst comes back, and this time much deeper than it was, until you take water.
Now many people have been using coke to satisfy the thirst in their soul. The one thing many of us seek, which in its self is a valid need. This need has a name; INTIMACY. A need to be loved, to be appreciated. A need to be cared for.
All of us long for a level of relationship that satisfies that need within us, but usually you find yourself satisfying this need with a ‘coke’ substitute, like sex, food, money, games, movies, parties…etc. Not all this ‘coke’ substitutes are illegitimate but they can’t satisfy! Even if your name is on the coke bottle it cannot satisfy! Marriage, a new gadget, a dream job with your name on the marriage certificate, receipt or pay-cheque respectively cannot satisfy you!
If it is not water, it can never be like water!
“…Whosoever drinketh of this water (Coke) shall thirst again. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” John 4:13-14
Jesus is the water of life that can not run dry and will always satisfy you!
Nothing in this world can satisfy, legitimate or illegitimate. Except you drink from Jesus, the water of life, the thirst will always be there. That void will always be there. And as long as keep trying to fill the void with other alternatives, you will always get disappointed. The samaritan woman by the well can explain. She went about filling this vacuum with men, but all she got was boredom and continuous disappointment until she got the water that she will never thirst from again.
My question to you is, what is the coke in your life that you have used or taken in place of water? On who or what are you hanging the stability of your life? On who or what are you depending? The truth is all ‘cokes’ are temporary, only water is permanent. Everything you might put your trust in parents, spouse, car, money, diamonds, talent, video games, homosexualism, marriage etc can never give you the satisfaction that your life needs.
Please understand that these things are good and have their own place. They are to shaky for you too hang your life on them.
Jesus is the living water that will cool and satisfy your body, soul and Spirit.
Come to Him today. He invites “Come to me and I will give you rest—all of you who work so hard beneath a heavy yoke. Wear my yoke—for it fits perfectly—and let me teach you; for I am gentle and humble, and you shall find rest for your souls; for I give you only light burdens.” Matthew 11:28 (TLB)
So just talk to him right now and pour your heart to Him. I’ll like to hear your story. Please feel free to share.
(Disclaimer: please note that the use of ‘Coke’ here does not in anyway say anything about drinking Coke. It was simply used as a case study that many can relate with.)