A companion but not a substitute
If you seek God when feeling empty, and this fills your needs, you are kept from getting what you need in this life. Your needs have to be met in the here and now. If you are hungry, do you seek God? No you eat something real. While seeking the maker is behind everything, it can’t be a replacement for living. Often people use it as such and their life goes nowhere and they even end up bitter about “God.” Their reasoning becomes: “God, I sought you, sought only you and my life is bad and has gotten worse. How can this be?” Well, God is there in the background, but our needs in this world have to be filled by this world. This is how to live. Keep God in the background, a companion, but not a substitute. In handling this life, we eventually come to appreciate the 'above' without having to force it.