Not being filled with God who is The Ultimate Love, leads to filling yourself with “lesser loves” which are mere distractions. If you aren’t going to God to be filled and made whole, the devil will attack you in your place of lack. If you don’t bring your hunger to God, the devil will bring your hunger to you in the form of temptations to sin.
The goal of our lives is to reach union with God, in complete and total wholeness and communion. We are to be so filled with God, that there is no room in us for anything other than God Himself.
“Jesus answered and said to Her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” - John 4:14
Jesus says that the water that He provides us with, the living water, will cause us to never thirst again. If we are still thirsting after the distractions of the world and sinful tendencies, are we truly allowing the living water of God to abide in us? To never thirst again, for anything other than the living waters of God. What does this look like? When we are filled with God, we are completely satisfied. Satisfaction in God means the enticement of the world longer suffices. The shackles of sin are released from us. When we are completely satisfied in and with God, we are made whole and dwell with one another in perfect communion.
We are fallen people, broken and disfigured by sin. We thirst after that which we know we shouldn’t, we do what we know we oughtn’t, and don’t do what we know we should. We fall time and time again into sin. The good news is that there’s a perfect version of ourselves; the version of ourselves in the Eternal Mind of God, the version of ourselves that God created us to be. The Father says “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” - Jeremiah 1:5
God knows who we are when we are in perfect unity with Him. The human model for perfection is The Blessed Virgin Mary, She who was free from every stain of sin. This is the version of ourselves that we are destined to become. United with God, in perfect wholeness and communion with Him, free from sin, satiated with the living water that He offers us, dwelling eternally in the endless bliss of Heaven.
“On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.'” Now this He said about the Spirit, which those who believed in Him were to receive.” - John 7:37-39
Examine what is flowing out of your heart. Is it living water, or is it sin? Is it righteousness or unrighteousness? We are either getting closer to God or are being pulled farther away from Him. We are either allowing ourselves to be filled with God, or filled with the things that are not of God. Therefore it is vital, that we are going to God to be satisfied and filled with Him, or the devil will bring to us our desire for satiation in ways that contradict God’s will for us.
It is not God’s will for you to live in bondage, as a slave to sin; but rather it is His will for you to be made free, with your heart bursting at its seams with the ever-flowing, life-giving, living water so you will never thirst again.