You can’t quite put your finger on it, and you don’t quite know what it is; but there is something missing from your life. Inside your heart and the hearts of all, there is a void. There is a certain emptiness inside you which you cannot identify or understand. Like many, you have attempted to fill it with the pleasures of this life. You have sought to occupy yourself with seeking only after life’s necessities, that you might not notice this emptiness. Yet these are all distractions, and they are preventing you from finding the answers which you really need.
Deep inside the recesses of your heart, you long for something which you have not. Truly you want this emptiness to be filled. You desire answers, yet you do not know where to find them. You therefore seek for distractions, hiding behind the pleasures and necessities of this life. However, these do not fill the void in your heart and you know it. There is only one thing that can fill the void in your heart. This is the missing piece to your puzzle. It is the answer to your questions, the satisfaction of your deep heart longings. In a way, this is what you have been unconsciously searching for all of your life.
Like a metallic object drawn to a magnet, you are drawn to it. Without this missing piece, you cannot fill the void in your heart, your deep heart longings will not be satisfied, and your questions cannot be answered. Unless you yield to the drawing of that which you really seek, you will never be satisfied. One might even go so far as to say that unless you have this ‘missing piece’, your life will be pointless. Yet you do not know what this ‘missing piece’ even is. You can feel something drawing you to it, talking to you, calling for you to come find it; but you cannot identify it.
The drawings toward this ‘missing piece’ have taken the form of questions, a sudden unexplained awareness that there is in fact something missing, and deep heart longings for that which you have not. You have asked yourself over and over again, “why am I here? What is the point to all of this?” You have searched everywhere, but have been unable to find the answers to these questions. If you ask those with whom you are associated, you will find that no one really has the answers that you seek. You question how there could possibly be something missing from your life. After all, are there not many pleasures in this life? Do you not have access to everything that you could ever want? Yet, despite all this you know that there is indeed something missing. In fact, deep down you already know that the pleasures of this life are hollow, that they are empty and that really there is nothing there. Your deep hunger cannot possibly be satisfied by them, and you know it.
But what is this ‘missing piece’? Perhaps that is a more baffling question than the questions within you that its drawing creates. Yet, the answer is one which many do not want to accept. When they are confronted with it, they flee. Deep down, you and all others can sense that to accept and follow the drawing with all your heart will bring consequences. It will bring to you a most marvelous transformation, and changes that you cannot possibly comprehend. This is something that many are afraid of, and so they flee. Deep down, they are frightened of this transformation and the consequences that it may bring. Therefore when confronted with these drawing influences they make excuses, resist, flee, seek for diversions, and affect every possible means of escape that they might not experience that transformation.
In a way, it would appear that there is a price to have your heart longings satisfied. In order to have your questions answered and the void within you filled, it will cost you. Deep down, you know that the transformation which you sense just around the corner is the price to be paid. Many believe that it is not worth it, and so they flee. You are a free moral agent. Whether or not this will be your own case is your own free choice. However, I feel that it is my duty to share with you what that ‘missing piece’ is. At the very least, this will give you some knowledge of what you may be throwing away.
This begs to question, exactly how could I know all of this? How is it that I know both what the ‘missing piece’ is and your deep heart longings? For the simple fact that I was there, for this is just as much my story as it is your own. I have longed for that which I have had not. I have seen the vanity of life, and the emptiness of its so-called pleasures. I have heard the drawing of ‘the voice’ behind ‘the missing piece’ speaking to my heart, calling me. I have also been faced with the choice, accept the transformation, or say ‘no’ and turn away; never to have my heart longings satisfied. Although you may feel that it is worth it to flee from that transformation, I am here to tell you that it is not. I have experienced this offered transformation, and become something of a new creature. When this happens to a man, the former things are suddenly of no value. In a way, you could almost say that they are ‘passed away.’
Truthfully, as soon as you become connected with ‘the missing piece’ the things of this world grow strangely dim. Their utter worthlessness becomes more pronounced, the emptiness of the pleasures of this life much more distinct. All of the sudden, your desire for the things of this earth dies out. It is almost as if connecting with ‘the missing piece’ brings about the complete destruction of everything which you attempted to replace it with. It is impossible for ‘the missing piece’ to dwell inside the void within your heart without destroying every single replacement which you tried to place in its stead. This is the transformation which others fear. They are afraid of separation from their ‘replacements’, frightened by the prospect of the complete and total annihilation of their cheap counterfeits. They fear that when they lose their cheap counterfeits, they will also lose all joy and happiness. Yet no real joy can be found from these so-called ‘cheap knock-offs’. It is the real ‘missing piece’ which you need. Only the true ‘missing piece’ can bring real lasting happiness to your life.
I am here to tell you that you also need this transformation. These cheap knock-offs which you have attached yourself to in order to distract yourself, and fill the emptiness which you have felt in your life are parasites. They always take, but they never give; and very slowly they kill. All you gain is pleasure for a season to distract you from what is really going on. It is like feeding you cyanide coated with sugar disguised as the very thing you were looking for. You fell for a cheap deception, a parlor trick designed to bring about your destruction. How did this happen? You went looking for something other than ‘the missing piece.’ Yet these parasites have taken control of the minds of many, to the point where they do not desire to be set free from them; that they might not let go of the pleasures which they have received. Many are slaves to these parasites, unable to break the chains which have them bound as they are ushered slowly to their death.
This does not have to be your case. You can accept the price to be paid, and seek for ‘the missing piece’. But you must go after ‘the missing piece’ with all of your heart, and then it will be found of you. Only then will nothing stand in your way. Only then can you escape the parasites which you have filled your heart with, and break the chains which have you bound. But you must choose ‘the missing piece’ regardless of whether or not you fear the transformation required of you. I can reassure you that there is nothing to be afraid of, that you have more to fear from rejecting ‘the missing piece’ than you do accepting it.
Now I must make you understand what ‘the missing piece’ is. My dear friend, ‘the missing piece’ is a relationship with your creator. It is a connection to he who made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that in them is. I am also here to inform you that ‘the missing piece’ comes with benefits. With it is attached an unfailing friendship, stronger and worth more than any earthly tie. ‘The missing piece’ cannot be taken from you. Nothing can stop you from acquiring it. Before you had ‘the missing piece’, you lacked a future. But closely connected to ‘the missing piece’ is a future, a life beyond what you have now, one that is without suffering or pain of any kind. In addition, the transformation that you will undergo setting you free from the parasites which slowly steal your life forces and rob you of that future life is a perpetual one. It does not stop at liberation from those parasites, but rather is continual; and it will not be maintained by your own power or strength.
Are you willing to accept ‘the missing piece’? Are you willing to pay the price of the transformation?
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:20