The Tug: The Growing Seed
It's inside you. The tug is the growing seed of the word of God that was sown inside you. You hear the voice tell you it's time, but you keep ignoring it because you're so caught up in this world; you just don't feel like doing what you know is right.
Sometimes the tug is something that doesn't match up with your plan, or it doesn't match up with your goals, or it doesn't match up with what you think you want. The tug is almost like a nagging in your heart. It's a thought in your mind that won't let you rest. The tug is a longing in your soul. It's a wrestling with your spirit that will not make peace until you make that change.
The tug will also make the emptiness inside you even more apparent because the one tugging is the one that will fulfill you and satisfy your deepest desires.
So, you distract yourself from the tug and emptiness; you fill your weekends with drinking and partying. You fill your weeknights with sex and drugs. You watch a lot of television and consistently browse social media and the web to keep your mind entertained. You begin to overeat because it brings you temporary comfort. You shop online or at the mall to make you feel better. You make your life all about your children or your spouse/significant other because they are the only ones who matter. You keep yourself busy working day and night so you don't have any time left to do what you need to do. You do everything except the one thing you know deep down you should do. You ignore His call.
He is calling you by name. He wants you even in your brokenness, even in your weakness, even in your filthiness. He wants you even though you barely want Him. He wants to show you what true love, fulfillment and satisfaction is. He wants to save you. He wants you to answer His call and follow Him so you can get to know Him and delight in Him.
So, if you are feeling the tug I encourage you to give in soon rather than later because there will be a day where you will no longer feel that tug, and you will drown out his call completely. By then it will be too late. Don't let the fleeting pleasures, worries and riches of this life choke the plants of the seeds that were sown in your heart. Confess your sins now; receive His love now; start a relationship with your creator now. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Israel, the Lord who created you says, "Do not be afraid – I will save you. I have called you by name – you are mine. Isaiah 43:1-7 GNT
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:10-11
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. 1 Corinthians: 27-28 NIV
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, Acts 3:19 NIV
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him. " John 14:6-7 NIV
Then my soul will rejoice in the Lordand delight in his salvation. Psalm 35:9 NIV
Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. (7) The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. (14) Luke 8:7, 14