When my youngest son was about 4 years old he asked, "What size shoe do you think God wears?". I didn't quite know how to answer that question so I said, "They probably have to be some pretty enormous ones to keep up with all of His children." After I tucked my son in bed that evening, I started to think about the many times I tried to fill God's enormous shoes with things that just didn't fit. And frankly, I think He had quite a laugh at how ridiculous it was for me to even try.
When we don't feel God's presence in our lives it leaves a void or a lack of fulfillment lurking in the depths of our souls. Left unfilled, the yearning seems to grow stronger and the tornado of frustration shows up in ways that will run over anyone in its path. Out of desperation, we try to fill this void with temporary and superficial things that don't last but have the potential to damage us or those around us.
Not unlike the Tin Man's quest, some of you are on that same expedition, running down life's Yellow Brick Road, frantically grasping at anything that will fill that gaping God-shaped hole in your heart. You're trying desperately to fill that emptiness with something satisfying and fulfilling. Aren't you tired of feeling like something is missing and exasperated from spending so much time searching for it? You may have found some temporary filler to soothe the longing and numb the pain for now, but how long will that last?
We are directly connected to the Father and created in His likeness. When we put things in our spirit that attempt to replace Him, over time it will be rejected because it just doesn't fit. What you've been searching for is already inside of you and no matter how hard you try, you can't fill God's shoes.
You won't need those artificial fillers when you make God the source of all things in your life. He'll fill you with such a phenomenal power that you won't need anything else to make you feel complete. It's time to come clean and replace the artificial fillers with the unwavering love of our Heavenly Father. He is more than enough.