That longing for something…Special

That longing, you know the one that has you longing for something more, something special!

And yet, you’re not quite sure what that something special is!

Oh you’ve had a few ideas, goals & objectives over the years but when you have reached those, they didn’t quite fulfill that yearning.

And you find that longing, that yearning, that desire is still there for something more, something special.

This is our topic for reflection today dear friend. Let’s grab our cuppa’s & get comfy.

The longing that won’t quit

For me the longing started in childhood around the age of 6-7 years.

It was a longing deep within my soul, a desire to know more of the One that is called God.

You see, I was raised in a denomination that perpetrated a lot of mystery around God & His Son.

As a child I did what I was told to meet the spiritual rites of passage.

In what I was assured were the steps towards knowing & getting closer to God.

But as a teen I started questioning those steps & traditions.

For what I was observing wasn’t aligning with God’s Word (the Bible) that I had been reading.

I read that Jesus wasn’t full of mystery, He was always open in who He was, why He had come, what He had to do & did.

Inviting all of us to know God the Father through Him!

Trying to fulfill the longing in other things & places

However, as a teen through those challenging years of adolescence I looked to fulfill that longing in other places & things.

Chasing interesting little squirrels along the way that took my attention & focus!

Chasing Squirrels

woman in white sweater thinking

The longing replaced with a lasting fulfilment 

I came into a personal relationship with God the Father when I was a young Mama.

Through personal faith in Jesus that deep longing from childhood was finally fulfilled. Shared Here

No longer was I seeking that place of relationship for I was finally living in that relationship with Him. 

A new desire was now burning in my heart, one that was vastly different to the last.

As this wasn’t a longing for something more, something special any more but a deep desire being fulfilled every day.

In growing my relationship with the Special One, my Heavenly Father.

For I’ve found there is always another layer to explore in relationship with Him.

It has been & continues to be an amazing journey of discovery.

For;

‘God has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time.

He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God Himself]…’

Ecclesiastes 3: 11

What about you my friend, are you trying to fulfill that deep longing for something special in places & things that never quite fulfill?

Or maybe you started the journey of discovery & got distracted by those little squirrels!

You know… you can always come to Him, whether you previously started the journey or not, for He is that something special & is always available…it only takes a moment in Prayer

Until next time my friend,

Jennifer

You’re most welcome to join me in The Reading Nook


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  1. Lovely, Jennifer, such beauty to think of our relationship with Christ as fulfilling, exploring the “layers” of intimacy with each passing day.

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  2. You’re so right. We each do long for something n many folks don’t know what it is…n many more don’t realize that only Jesus can fill that longing. Thx Jennifer!

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  3. Jennifer, did you know you were talking directly to me today? Boy, was that me growing up. While I grew up in a loving Christian family, I still longed for more. It wasn’t until adulthood that my longing was fulfilled by Jesus. I’ve found great comfort within your message today.
    Visiting today from IMM #5&29

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  4. I’m longing for the golden hope
    that somewhere there might be some way
    that I can somehow learn to cope,
    that I might keep myself in play
    beyond the tumours and fatigue,
    beyond the out-of-body trips,
    but I am far beyond my league,
    in a place where handhold slips
    above abyss too deep to measure,
    above the pit too dark to span,
    in whose depths may lie great treasure
    un-knowable by mortal man,
    and which discovery may show
    only by act of letting go.

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