Today we are honored to have our bloggy friend Ifeoma Samuel sharing a guest post and hosting Wedded Wednesday! I hope you’ll check out her blog – Purposeful and Meaningful as well as making her feel welcome with lots of comments below!
Happily married to a loving man, blessed with a daughter—everything seemed to be going well.
Until, the feeling of emptiness towered down my soul, a vacuum begging to be filled, the gaping hole in my heart exposing an untouched layer that needs to be reached.
I searched deep within … I looked for something … yet nothing seemed out of place, but still emptiness clouded my heart.
Have you ever felt this emptiness?
I understood what it feels like to be in a happy home, but had this gut feeling that something was missing.
How could I explain my feelings to anyone? What was I going to say? Was I being ungrateful?
Maybe you think so, but until that longing was satisfied, my search was far from over.
Your Emptiness can be a Good/Bad thing. Which one is it?
- Emptiness can be an assignment.
- Emptiness can be lack of fulfillment.
- Emptiness may be covering up a hidden weakness in your life.
- Emptiness can be discontentment and ingratitude towards life.
- Emptiness can be comparison and ungodly competition
- Your emptiness may be a calling to come up higher.
How to Overcome Your Empty-Feeling
Power of Prayer: Don’t underestimate the power of prayer over your emotions. Prayer is our means to discover answers and listen for instructions.
My life changed because I found what it was at His feet. Right there in God’s presence—that restless search was over.
At your place of prayer, the Lord reveals that which your heart longs for (1Chronicles 28: 9).
Journal: I took notes of what the Holy Spirit whispered and the missing pieces came together. When God exposed my weakness, He made me realize that I had a void only He could fill and whatever thing I held dearly was never going to fill up my emptiness.
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My longing was for a fulfilled life.
Are you making this same mistake?
Are you laying unnecessary burden on your loved ones, burdens that only God can bear?
Place God at the Centre: As wives, we should always remember we are first God’s daughters. This role cannot be replaced. Whether our feelings of emptiness are as a result of what we have failed to accomplish, we can trust God to help us through.
The more functional we are in fulfilling our roles as daughters of the King, the more we become saturated with His peace that translates into every area of our lives.
Allow God to work in you: To experience a fulfilled life, we need to yield ourselves to God. As God works in and through us, He saturates us with His peace.
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.” ~Isaiah 55:1-2 (KJV)
When we allow God to work in us …
- Our weakness will be exposed and replaced with His Strength.
- We will be saturated with His water until our thirst is quenched.
- Our hearts will be healed and made whole
- The vacuum in our hearts will be filled up.
Can you trust God to fill your emptiness with His Gracious love and Peace?
Open your heart to someone: I felt this journey of discovery was mine and mine for keeps.
Hoot! I need people to help. We need Godly Counselors to encourage and pray along with us.
Let Us Pray..
Lord, open our hearts to see more of you. Fill us and saturate us with your love and peace. Fill our emptiness and quench our thirst. As we walk with you, Lord Jesus, let the void we feel be plunged into the sea of your amazing grace in Jesus name.
Have you ever felt something was not quite right in marriage? what was it and how did you overcome?
By His Great Grace,
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