HEALING EMOTIONAL WOUNDS: Filling the Void
We were all created with a God shaped vacuum within our soul, longing to be filled with God Himself. If we do not fill this void with God’s love we will fill it with something else; dysfunctions, habits and dependencies which cannot satisfy. A dependency can be a person or anything we rely on to dull the pain when we are worried or are unable to face our situation. It may be: Eating for comfort Habitual shopping Excessive TV or reading fiction Clinging to a special friend Gambling Alcohol or drug abuse Pornography Or any other obsessive compulsive behavior Dependencies can also involve good activities for the wrong reasons. You may try to buy approval or acceptance through serving others, overextended work hours, excessive volunteering or too much involvement on committees at the expense of your family. The problem with getting your sense of worth from something or someone is that it will eventually enslave you. You one day come to realize that you can’t stop surrendering to the dependency. It has mastered you and becomes a necessity for your mental survival. As a result, you begin to hate what you once loved since you no longer have control over it.