You may be wondering where 'there' is-- and what am I reaching for??
Have you ever sat down to think of the ways God has blessed you? Maybe it was that new home, promotion on the job, genuine friendships, or loving spouse. When you received that blessing how long was it before you found yourself longing for something else-- or even complaining about what you don't have??
Do you find yourself on an endless cycle of "I'll be happy when"..., you receive that particular thing, but the happiness never seems to last?
You, my friend, may have a void that can only be filled by the Father. Paul said "for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound" (Phil 4:11) No matter what season in your life you may be in, ask the Lord to show you how to reach that state of contentment. That's the only way you can attain true happiness....Dont worry-- God got you!
Here's a few tips on reaching a state of contentment, & allowing God to fill the void in your life:
Trust in God-- Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Meditate on his word day & night-- but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night (Psalms1:2)
Praise him continually-- I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34:1)