Dear Woman of God
Are you Thirsty?
I have seen SOOO many thirsty women lately, on social media, at malls, at work. So many women searching for only what God is able to give.
How do you know you’re thirsty?
You can’t stop scrolling and refreshing your social media pages for new notifications
You can’t stop posting selfies/stories to get someone’s attention
Your joy is dependent on whether or not the guy will text you back
You have to wear the most revealing clothes or ‘heavy’ make up to attract someone, anyone at least
You are not happy, even more, you are FRUSTRATED with your current job or relationship status
You are starting to bicker and are very easily angered or offended by the people around you
You can’t stop looking to food to satisfy the void in your heart
You can’t stop working or filling your calendar with social activities so that you never have to sit in miserable silence
These are only a FEW indicators of what a ‘thirsty’ soul looks like. They all differ but are tied to ONE underlying issue…THIRST.
Think about it, if I was so content with God and my life, I wouldn’t be picking my phone up every second to find an exciting social media update. If I was so content with God and my life, I wouldn’t be posting selfies/stories every hour of the day to try get someone to notice me, if I was sooo content with God and my life, I would not care about how dry my DMs are, why? because God quenches that thirst in my soul. If I was so content with God and my life, I would make moments through out the day to sit and have a date with God at the coffee shop, in the quiet room at work and at home, instead of trying to fill my whole day with some kind of activity. Why? because I know that only quiet still moments with God, my Creator, can satisfy!
Remember Martha in the ‘Mary and Martha’ story? (Luke 10:38 to 42). This woman was the BUSY woman, she was always cleaning, cooking and entertaining. Jesus was coming to her house for tea, and all she was occupied with was making sure Jesus and his company were well fed and taken care of. She got annoyed seeing her sister, Mary, sitting by Jesus’ feet and felt the urge to kick Mary indirectly by saying, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”. I love Jesus’ response, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Jesus says the same thing to you and me today, Grace, Rebecca, Anna, Alice, Miriam, Sarah, ______________ (insert your own name), you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed – indeed only one. Choose what is better. Spend time with me. Stop running, stop chasing and stop drinking from wells that will NOT satisfy.
Trying to find satisfaction in social media, food, weight loss, beauty, social activities and relationships OTHER than Jesus is like drinking soda (fizzy drinks), it just makes your thirstier and thirstier. Finding satisfaction in Jesus is like drinking water. One big glass and you are left totally QUENCHED <3. If you have these feelings of desperation, an itchiness, a thirst that feels insatiable, LOOK TO JESUS. Only He can satisfy.
Let me end with this promise that Jesus makes to you:
“Those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:14)
“If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God you’ll be at rest.”