“I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil- this is the gift of God.” Ecclesiastes 3: 12-13
The key to happiness is finding CONTENTMENT in where you are and what you are doing! Our contentment comes from knowing God has a PURPOSE for each of our lives! There is a time for everything!!
As the Study Bible notes suggest, “…God’s people find meaning in life when they cheerfully accept it from the hand of God.”
We will never be content, have enough, or be satisfied if it were up to this world!! We will always long for MORE! We will always think….
… one more bite of chocolate will be enough,
… the next paycheck will bring us contentment,
…the next shopping spree will bring us satisfaction,
…the next night out, the next job, the next friend, …….
“Meaningless! Meaningless! says the teacher. Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” Ecclesiastes 1: 2
Everything we do in this world is meaningless and we will never be content
UNLESS we have a PURPOSE and MEANING for what we do!!
God gives us, His Children, that purpose!
God has SO MUCH PLANNED for us!
God’s Plans have an ENORMOUS amount of Meaning!
We find our FULFILLMENT through Christ!!!
Abba Father, we THANK You for giving our life meaning and incredible purpose!!!! Please use us as Your Vessels Father, so others may come to know You and Your Love!!
Please also be with us, Father, as we live in this self-centered world! We need Your Presence and Love in our every day lives to keep us focused and centered on what truly brings meaning into our lives! The sweet purpose of giving!!!!! Taking the focus OFF OURSELVES and ONTO OTHERS brings us more fulfillment than anything else! Thank You for being the ULTIMATE EXAMPLE of GIVING!!!
i read this whole thing.. i loved it…. thanx for sharing… very true (one bit of chocolate is never enough….but one more mile on the treadmill is sometimes unbearable!)