Whatever you acquire outside of God’s will eventually turns to ashes.
The deepest desire present in every human heart—the one thing we’re truly longing for— is to know God.
You may not understand the longing within you to be a desire for God—in fact, you may simply feel dissatisfaction with your life. Maybe the relationship you wanted and attained isn’t everything you thought it would be. Perhaps you have everything you’ve ever wanted and yet still go through periods of longing, sadness, and loneliness.
Dissatisfaction, unfulfilled expectations, and feelings of dejection and isolation originate from the same place: a hunger for God. Centuries ago Augustine wrote, “You made us for Yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in You.” Once we satisfy ourselves with God’s presence, we require far less of what the world has to offer. And as we enter into a relationship with the Lord, He promises to reveal more of Himself to us as we fellowship with Him.
And that’s the memo.