There are so many sources out there for our thirst, that I’ve seen how quickly, without even noticing it, I can start gravitating towards one or two or twenty to satisfy the thirst Jesus refers to. Sometimes I try to channel my inner 5-year-old and repeatedly ask myself, “why?” The never-ending chain of “whys” usually leads me to a very simple yet profound answer that reveals my heart and where I’m seeking fulfillment at the moment. It might be a task I’m working hard on (even though it’s neglecting my other responsibilities) only to realize it’s because I’ve allowed myself to think that it’s my accomplishments that will bring about fulfillment and satisfaction in my life. Or overextending myself to try and please others because I start thinking that my fulfillment will come from people and whether they approve of me or not.
It’s by God’s grace that He reveals the shallowness of each source apart from Him. Lord, please guard me from the shallow sources of the world. May I cling to You and Your unwavering love, the true source of satisfaction.