My Journey

Knowing When Something is Missing

Growing up I always had friends around me. It was almost like there was a constant desire within me not to be alone. I felt like I needed someone in my life at all times. During my school years I had a best friend that I would spend hours on the phone with. We were practically inseparable. But there came a point where we had to split and go separate schools. When this friendship ended, because of my desire not to feel alone I found a new friend who filled the gap. This friendship lasted until we graduated from high school. After graduation we went on to University. During my time at university there came lots of pressures to be in a relationship. It was almost like taboo if you were not in a relationship. As I look back on life my only wish is that I was as strong then as I am now. Unfortunately for me I ended up with the first guy that showed interest in me. Little did I know that my life was going to change forever when I got into that relationship.

Like all relationships things started out good however things quickly started going downhill and I started to see his true colours. It was not beautiful colours if I may add. It was the colours that people were not drawn to. Out of fear I stayed in that relationship putting my life and my family’s life at risk. I was not sure what to do or how to get out of that situation and even though I was not a Christian at that time I prayed so much and asked God to help me get out. All my life I knew there was a God but I did not “know” God. But even though I did not know God at that time he showed up for me and I was able to get out of that abusive relationship.

When I got out of that relationship I did not immediately develop a relationship with God. It was only when I got together with my now husband that I realized something was missing in my life. I still had friends around and people that cared for me but I felt lonely. In my loneliness I decided one day that it was time for me to make the step that would change everything and visit a church. We visited a few churches together until we found the one where we felt at home. We still go there today and I thank God that he has always been faithful to me even in the times where I was faithless.

So the point that I want to make to you today is that there may come a point in your life where you feel empty even though the room around you may be full. You may even feel as though no one can fill that emptiness. I want to tell you today that there is only ONE person that can fill you up and take away that lonely feeling and that person is JESUS. So if you don’t already have one, find a church where you live and form a relationship with him. It would be the best decision you would ever make in your life. I PROMISE you that. Talk to you guys soon.

Love Charly

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