Why is it we are always searching for more? I remember before my reversion, the thought that “there has got to be something else, something more,” kept going through my mind and I found out that there was, but it took total surrender to God on my part, something most of us find hard to do. We fear that we may become less of a person if we give ourselves to God, that we won’t be the same person. So we continue to search for more to make us happy only to be left with that empty feeling when it’s all said and done.
The world is a powerful tool used by the devil to get his way. Through the means of pornography, alcohol and drug abuse, domestic abuse, promoting gay marriage, abortion, the contraceptive mentality, violence and sex on TV and the lack of or no existence of religion in ones life, the devil leads us to temptation and sin. He takes his time to shine them up and make them look pretty, enticing and harmless. He whispers in our ears just as he did to Eve in the garden assuring you that God won’t be mad because you are a participant or approve of any of the above which in turn leads us to sin. More often than not, most of us tend to run from God instead of towards him after we sin.
CCC 29 “But this “intimate and vital bond of man to God” can be forgotten, overlooked, or even explicitly rejected by man. Such attitudes can have different causes: revolt against evil in the world; religious ignorance or indifference; the cares and riches of this world; the scandal of bad example on the part of believers; currents of thought hostile to religion; finally, that attitude of sinful man which makes him hide from God out of fear and flee his call.”
So how can men break free from the stranglehold that the world has on us? Through the grace of God of course! God wants us to be with him. He made us to be with him.
CCC 27 “The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for.”
Place your fears aside and trust in the Lord your God. Surrender to Him and start building an intimate relationship with him, and once you do, you will realize that you don’t need to search any longer, because just like the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32), you were lost but now you’re found, welcome home.