There can STILL be sadness on the mountain top.
There can STILL be loneliness with status and popularity.
There can STILL be emptiness with material possessions and money.
Many individuals spend their whole lives chasing people, status, and things. However, life, peace, and joy does not come from any of those things. Our source of peace, joy, and contentment comes from living in deep, intimate relationship with God.
When you’ve had it…the money, the status, and the mountain top experience, you soon realize that if God is not the source of your contentment, you can still be so unfulfilled. When you haven’t had it, the money, the status, or the mountain top experience, you soon realize that chasing after it has a way of making you feel even MORE empty inside.
Life is not about getting the grand house.
It’s not about getting the cars.
It’s not about getting people to know you and like you.
It’s not about getting the perfect body or having perfect health.
It’s not about getting to travel.
It’s not about getting the dream job or career.
It’s not about getting the relationship or marriage.
It’s not about having kids and having the perfect family.
IT IS ABOUT GOD.
GOD IS LIFE !
When you’ve had everything in this life, you will eventually realize that having things in this life is not everything. When you haven’t had everything in this life you will eventually realize that not having everything in this life isn’t a deficit. Why? How?
Because GOD IS EVERY GOOD THING THAT WE NEED.
HE is our peace.
HE is our joy.
HE is our status.
HE is our self-esteem.
HE is our validation.
HE is our riches.
HE is our love.
HE is our everything.
“For He satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good.”- Psalms 107:9
There can STILL be joy in the valley.
There can STILL be full acceptance without a lot of people knowing you.
There can STILL be fulfillment with lack of material possessions .
You can still have EVERYTHING without having ANYTHING.
That is ONLY possible by having GOD in your life.
Seek everyday to have a deeper and more intimate relationship with God. God is what our hearts truly desire at it’s core. We were designed for Him and to live life with Him. Our hearts and life find satisfaction and contentment by seeking God. Things, people, and great experiences on this earth are meant to draw us closer to our Creator. It’s meant to cultivate a deeper praise and appreciation for Him.
That’s why the greatest commandment is to love the Lord God with all your heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37). God knows we NEED Him.
He knows for us to live life at its best, we must live our best life for HIM.
So, no matter what stage of life you’re in, seek GOD with everything that is within you. Appreciate your earthly blessings, but don’t worship those things. Worship God. Appreciate your current blessings. Be content in WHO GOD IS and not discontent in what you have or do not have.
Love Him more deeply and intimately every single day.
That’s the REAL purpose of this life.
“Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.”-Ecclesiastes 12:13