“The day you realize your emptiness, will be the day you realize your wholeness.” – Abhijit Naskar
I find it quite ironic the difference between a whole and a hole. The power of one letter is almost comedic.
A hole is empty, a pit, there is something missing. On the other hand, being whole is being satisfied, not requiring more, complete. So often we find ourselves complaining about the holes in our lives, without realizing how whole we truly are.
Things may be missing here and there, it is always good to be reaching for more, although it is not necessary to entirely ignore how whole you are. Because the truth is, you are whole, God made you the way you are for a reason, and you are painted in the very image of him.
The holes come up whenever you get closer to God yet realize how much further you still have to know about it. There is no way for us, in our time on earth, to understand him fully. That is why we have eternity to look forward to.
When there is a hole present, it is not something to be ashamed of or to hide. On the contrary, it is something to embrace as a chance for you to grow and progress in ways that you have yet to. There is so much more to explore in every aspect of life and that hole may represent something being gone but it also means that eventually something will come in and fill it.
It may be the most unexpected thing ever, you may be wanting a significant other and have been looking everywhere for one for years. There is a hole that you feel where you believe someone is going to enter your life and fill. God, on the other hand, has a different plan and he may place an adorable little dog in your life instead, a dog that fills the hole immeasurably better than a person.
We like to try and make things fit, but image fitting a grown person into a hole the size of a small dog. It does not work, no matter how hard you try.
So, instead of focusing on finding the next best thing to shove into the hole, wait for the thing that God puts in your life with a purpose to fill it perfectly. When it fits, you’ll know.