What Is Wrong With Me?
Why do so many people feel empty inside, like something is missing? They hit their goals and because life is like they imagined, they think everything should be great. When it’s not, they wonder what is wrong with them.
You not only have a mind and body but you also have a spiritual side. That’s because God created you with a soul. Most people spend the majority of their lives nourishing their bodies and pouring information into their minds and yet they starve their souls. When that happens, their lives become incomplete and empty. It doesn’t matter how much money they make or stuff they accumulate.
But what does your soul hunger for? It aches for God—and only God can satisfy that inner craving. God created us so we could have a personal relationship with Him, but when we leave Him out of our lives, there is a blank space in our hearts that will not go away. That space has always been there and we try to fill it with anything and everything. However, only God can fill it. As the theologian and philosopher St. Augustine said hundreds of years ago,
“You have made us for Yourself, 0 God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You.”
Not only do we need God, but God actually wants us to know Him personally. He wants to participate in our lives and fill them. He wants us to feel His presence and the joy that comes with it. That is why Jesus came into the world. “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God” (1 Peter 3:18).
What must you do? First, turn to God and confess your sins to Him including how you have left Him out of your life. Then ask Christ to come into your heart. Jesus promised, “I stand at the door [of your heart] and knock. lf anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will go in and eat with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20). You can know God’s presence right now if you will open your heart to Jesus.
Stop asking What’s wrong with me and start asking God What would you like to do in my life?
Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!
Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.
Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?
"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."
Did you pray this prayer?