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March 31st, 2008

The Frustrated Life (1)

Have you been there, done that, and left frustrated?

Life is filled with unlimited options and unimaginable opportunities. We are bombarded with advertisements which are positioned to convince us that we need the product being promoted. Our landscape is littered with attractions and allurements which compete for our attention. It seems that the more we acquire, the more we desire. The more we attain, the more we strain to attain even more. Yet, at the end of the day after the varied pursuits, we are left empty.

We meet a woman in the Gospel of John who has been there, and done that. In fact, she has had five husbands and the one she is with now is not her husband. She has been looking for love in all the wrong places. She has been trying to make sense out of life through relationships with men. Each relationship has not delivered what it promised. This Samaritan woman meets a man, unexpectedly, who will transform her life.

  • “Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.” John 4:4-6 (NIV)

Jesus is always at the right place at the right time. Jesus is always seizing opportunities to build bridges to broken people. The Samaritan woman encountered a divine appointment.

  • “When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, Will you give me a drink?'” John 4:7 (NIV)

Jesus initiated the relationship that would ultimately change the Samaritan woman’s life. Jesus was willing to associate with a woman who was both a Samaritan and an adulteress.

Are you frustrated with your life? Have you sought to fill the void in your life with good things at the expense of the best God has for you? Maybe it is time for you to meet Jesus at the well. Maybe it is time to give up on your personal journey to fulfillment and embrace the way of Jesus.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Monday, March 31st, 2008 at 1:00 am
Category Allurements, Divine Appointment, Frustration, Fulfillment, Life, Love.
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