Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6 NIV)
It seems Joseph Stalin had a grudge against anti-Communist John Wayne. Reportedly, he ordered a hit on the movie star, dispatching two KGB assassins in 1951. But the FBI were wise to the plot and intercepted the two hit men, as well as a sniper attack when he visited Vietnam in 1966. He was obsessed with killing Wayne but couldn’t.
While not all obsessions are fulfilled, the Bible says that our hungering for God always will. Our nearness to God, however, will only match the level of our desire for Him. Hunger for God, feel Him more; ignore God and don’t be surprised that His presence and His blessings are far from you.
God competes with your obsessions and hobbies. They may seem harmless to you, but anything that makes God #2 or lower in life is not worth it! Ask God to increase your desire for Him and decrease the cravings for lesser things. You are made to be God-filled! You are loved today!