Sometimes we can get caught up in our little to do lists, the everyday highs and lows of life, and the tendency to chase many things, thinking that in them we will find meaning and purpose. We chase our dreams and goals, fame and wealth, relationships, and perfect bodies. We can become so consumed with thoughts of success, notoriety, or feelings of fear, worry, and even death. And before we realize it, these feelings will consume our souls like spiritual cancer. Even though we may realize with God we can find peace, purpose, and joy, we still can easily get lost in the things of this life. When we place our priorities on anything or anyone other than Christ, we lose perspective of the real meaning of life. That is why once the chase is over,  we are disappointed because we still feel empty, like something is missing, so we start a new chase. The Bible tells us that King Solomon had wealth beyond measure, wisdom beyond any man of his time, hundreds of women, palaces, gardens that were the envy of kingdoms, the best food and wine, and every form of entertainment available. Solomon said that anything his heart wanted, he pursued and yet he wrote he gained nothing and was chasing after the wind. He described life “under the sun” as meaningless. In other words, living life as though all there is to life is what we can see with our eyes and experience with our senses is meaningless. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with pursuing dreams, God gives us dreams and He wants us to pursue them. God wants us to have our hearts desires and live abundantly here on Earth. However, there are conditions. We must seek Him first. First and foremost our purpose on this earth is to glorify God! If our visions and pursuits are aligned with God’s purpose for our life, then everything else will fall into place. Life is a journey. Enjoying the journey means not getting so caught up in the chase that we forget to enjoy each day that the Lord gives us. Have you ever got caught up in the little things in this life and God showed up and showed you what is really important? I know I have. So busy stressing over what might happen tomorrow, next week or even the next year. God wants us to not worry about tomorrow. I have found that this journey called life is so much easier when you let God be your guide. Wow! If only I had let go and let God earlier in my life, I could have saved myself some pain and frustration. But God does not want us to dwell on the past or the if only. I know now! If we are to enjoy the journey, we must be thankful and enjoy each day that God gives us. Each day is filled with new mercies and each day, whether or not we can see it, God is doing a new thing! Sisters and brothers, life here, no matter how good it is, is nothing compared to the life that awaits us.The glories of heaven, eternal life, righteousness, perfection, God’s presence, rewards, and all else God has planned, is the Christian’s heavenly inheritance and it will cause even the best life on earth to pale in comparison. The real meaning of life, both now and in eternity, is found in the restoration of our relationship with God. Chasing after God is the best thing we can do. Don’t take my word for it, read God’s Word and meditate on today’s scriptures. Love and Blessings….

Psalms 34:9-10

Deuteronomy 30:9

Isaiah 43:7

Ecclesiastes 2:10-11

Matthew 6:33-34

Isaiah 43:18-19

1 Peter 1:3-5


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