Ever wonder why you are the way you are.
- Why you can’t trust people?
- Why you’re almost schizophrenic w/ your phone past midnight?
- Why you’re always hungry at midnight?
- Why you’re obsessed with breasts?
- Why you can’t ever stop with just one drink?
- Why you’re always restless and anxious when you’re alone?
- Why you become ‘totally weird” around girls?
- Why you throw your bodies at guys?
- Why you become a “different person” with a particular group of people?
- Why you can’t ever (for the life of you) resist ice-cream or chocolate?
There’s a deeper reason for your anxiety, fear, doubt, addiction, obsession, craving, skepticism and mistrust.
Deeper issues that you have been avoiding and running from.
The truth is:
You eat, drink, play games, get into sports, get addicted to stuff, stuff yourself with food, blast music in your ears, workout endlessly, for a reason you haven’t figured out yet.
Isn’t that scary?
It’s like you think you’re living your life … but you’re not.
There’s something far more deeper in your being that is driving you to live the life that you’re living right now.
There’s an interesting verse in the Bible that describes this phenomenon.
She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not. (Prov. 5:6)
Here’s a girl that has no idea why she’s the way she is. And she doesn’t really care. She gives it no thought. She just copes through life. Seeking love & attention in all the wrong places, from all the wrong people. She doesn’t understand why she ends up with the guys she does. She also doesn’t understand why she’s always cramming for tests and why she’s always hungry, frustrated, depressed and angry.
As a 20-Something Leader, you need to be aware that there’s a way for you to live life that will cause you to simply “follow the supposed desires of your heart - that is helplessly crooked” - and end up dead!
Here’s how her story ends.
At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. (Prov. 5:11)
Your flesh (that is your crooked self) will always war against the Spirit.
You can either let your flesh dictate and dominate your life or you can surrender your life to the Spirit.
If you ever want to, for once in your life, be freed of all these nagging issues that are driving you to be not you (that is driving you insane) - you need to surrender and let Jesus be the Lord of your life.
In your Quiet Time with God, He’ll open your eyes to the deeper issues at stake. He’ll gently guide you and lead you to deal with (instead of avoiding, ignoring and running away) all your insatiable cravings and addictions.
And He’ll renew your heart to crave the things of the Spirit which gives life!
If this post has stirred in you more questions than answer, praise God. And if you have any questions as a result of your reading, Ask! :) I’ll be glad to enter into a dialogue with you and help your untangle and sort out the mess that your flesh has got you into.