People, Places, and Things
People who find no purpose or meaning in life often resort to the unthinkable and end their life. The sad truth is there are fewer and fewer people who do know their purpose. Life becomes a ritual of trying to find the answer and failing. We are endlessly searching for something new to keep us going.
Most of us turn to another person or persons when we feel alone and discouraged. We instinctively know something is missing but can’t put our finger on what we lack. Everything around us becomes unsatisfactory. Our jobs seem pointless and need to change, where we live, what we own or used to work toward doesn’t hold the attraction it once had.
Life is so much more than to get up in the morning, go to work, and eat ourselves into oblivion, only to repeat it tomorrow. What this pandemic has revealed is an awareness that people, places, and things aren’t enough. Everything we have put our trust and belief in is all temporary.
The only thing superseding the substitutes the world offers are eternal things. Eternal things last forever and make life worth the struggle. In Christ, I found forgiveness, which results in freedom. I have a purpose in sharing the blessings and joy of the good news of Jesus. He is coming to take us home. When I am feeling alone I know who is always with me. Take courage.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men (and women) of courage; be strong.