7 Ways To Avoid Emptiness

by | Apr 18, 2024 | Blog

So much of what we seek in the world leaves us feeling empty. Conversely, a whole heart is content and at peace. Here are some steps you can take to cultivate a whole heart:

  1. Seek God Wholeheartedly: Psalm 119:2 says, “Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.” Wholehearted seeking of God involves dedicating oneself fully to knowing Him, obeying His commands, and seeking His presence through prayer, worship, and application of His Word.
  2. Repentance and Forgiveness: Repentance involves acknowledging and turning away from sin, while forgiveness involves releasing resentment and bitterness towards others. Both are essential for healing and restoration. Psalm 51:10 says, “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
  3. Surrender to God’s Will: Surrendering one’s will to God involves relinquishing control and submitting to His plans and purposes. Proverbs 3:5-6 advises, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  4. Foster Love and Compassion: Loving God and loving others are central to having a whole heart. Matthew 22:37-39 teaches, “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Cultivating love and compassion towards others aligns us with God’s desires.
  5. Guard Your Heart: Proverbs 4:23 admonishes, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Guarding the heart involves being vigilant against influences that could corrupt or compromise one’s integrity and sincerity in following God.
  6. Practice Gratitude and Worship: Cultivating an attitude of gratitude and engaging in worship will lift your soul up to God, reminding you of God’s goodness and faithfulness. Psalm 9:1 says, “I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.”
  7. Pursue Healthy Community: Surrounding yourself with a supportive community can provide encouragement, guidance, and accountability in maintaining a whole heart. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

By taking these steps and seeking to cultivate a whole heart through a deepening relationship with God, repentance, love, and accountability, individuals can experience greater spiritual wholeness and alignment with God’s purposes.

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Obstacles we’ve encountered or lies we’ve believed hold us back, and we hesitate. An opportunity slips by, another regret added to the pile. But what if we were Made for More than to play it safe. We feel it in our bones—a call to something better. What if we were made to live?