Monday, October 24, 2011

This is Not Where I Belong

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” - C.S. Lewis

I saw this quote on a Facebook friend’s status the other day and it struck a chord in my heart. I love the way the Spirit speaks to me at times; the way God woos me to Him. And I’ve learned to listen up when He gets repetitive. J
The following day I heard the song Where I Belong (by Building 429) on the radio. The chorus is:

All I know is I'm not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

Again, God was tugging at my heart strings.

I have had that desperate desire to get to Heaven at times when life wasn’t going so well. I’ve also had those excited butterflies about what Heaven would be like at times when life here was fine, but rather boring.

This time the sensation was completely different. Right now I am immersed in a very busy season in life. I am also extremely blessed. Many changes, many moments of joy. I am enjoying God’s will for Adam and me on earth right now. And God reminded me of the reason: I don’t belong here.

It seems contradictory. But living with a full understanding that I was created to glorify God, fulfill His will on earth, then enjoy eternity with Him in Heaven…it gives me a joy and peace unexplainable to live life fully. I can enjoy the busyness of life without misplacing my priorities. I can welcome the blessings without valuing them above my Lord.

It is because of God I am so richly blessed…it is also because of Him that I do not have to depend on what this world has to offer to feel fulfilled. Where I belong is with Him, both now and in eternity.


Anonymous said... Reply to Comment

I love you, Valerie. Thank you for this awesome and beautiful entry. God speaks to my heart through you. <3

~ Andrea