Pursue God

 
Things that come from God have everlasting and eternal value. The things that come from this world don’t. They are futile and meaningless. Human ambition and human wisdom produce emptiness. Most of us are chasing the next thing in life that we think will bring us joy and peace, but will actually lead to more frustration.

What lie from the Enemy are you chasing? Is it more money? Ecclesiastes 5:10, “He who loves money will never be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.”

In Ecclesiastes 1:3, Solomon asks, “What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?” Everything this life offers apart from God is worthless. Consider what Solomon says inEcclesiastes 1:14, “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”  Does your life feel like you are chasing the wind? Everything we chase that we think will fulfill us leaves us empty. I promise, it will lead to frustration; it is pointless. Have you chased pleasure to be fulfilled? 

In Matthew 16:26 and Mark 8:36, Jesus said, “What would it profit a man to gain the whole world yet forfeit his soul?” We chase achievement, power and money, but those roads lead to emptiness. Why? We can only live a fulfilled and abundant life when we put God first in our hearts and lives. ConsiderJohn 10:10, “I came that they (you) may have life and have it abundantly.” Jesus Christ is the only source that leads to a fulfilled and abundant life. 

Jesus Christ is the only source that leads to a fulfilled and abundant life.

When we try to satisfy or meet the needs that can only be met by God, our lives are fleeting. Do you want to experience true joy and peace and fill the empty void deep in your heart? Let go of all the futile things you are chasing and, instead, chase God. Turn to Him in your heart and trust Him to meet your needs. Jesus is the key to an abundant life.

Solomon’s final words in Ecclesiastes 12:13 are, “Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the duty of man.” Great advice! 

When we take our eyes off of the temporal and fix them on the eternal, the fulfilled and abundant life that Jesus promises becomes a reality.

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1 Response May 14, 2012

great post