Is There More To Life?

Is There More To Life?

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde

*Alarm goes off*

*Gets up*

*Eats*

*Sits in traffic*

*Gets to work*

*Sits down*

(5 mins later)

*Looks at watch*

*Cool, only 40 more years to go* (unknown)

I couldn’t help chuckling when I saw this quote, because it represents so many of us. We find ourselves living life like a robot, mechanically completing our tasks each day, just waiting for the day to end. By the time we pause to look up, so many years of ours lives have escaped.

The huge success of books like 4 Hour Work Week is  because people are looking for ways to create more meaningful lives. They are seeking to spend less time working so that they can have moments of enjoyment.

 “We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.”
Mother Teresa

Seeking fulfillment

We are all seeking to reach a certain point in our lives, where we feel that we are fulfilled.  Some take special pilgrimages to distant lands in search this specific feeling. For others, it is through acquiring material assets that fulfillment is thought to be had. And still for some, it is through friendships and family relationships. All these are important, but too often we have access to these and the void remains.

Recently, I came across an article called The Two Adams by Bill Gates, where he talks about this desire for more in life. This desire to have more beyond what we do professionally. His perspective was intriguing because it shows that this desire is widespread. His conclusions were that there is conflict between our desire to find fulfillment in our achievements versus serving others.

More of Jesus

For us that are part of the body of Christ, we believe that both can be accomplished by understanding how God can use us through our daily lives and then allowing him to do so. Our meaning comes from knowing that He is our Savior and being obedient to his will.

We were made to seek him and our souls cry out for the filling that it needs.The more we are filled up by his Holy Spirit, the less of anything else we need. “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”  Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

Yes, there is more, but that more is found when we give our lives to God, obey him and receive his blessings.

Proverbs 8:35, reminds us that, “Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors,waiting at my doorway. For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord”. When we have done all our searching for the meaning of life and our hands are still empty, hopefully we have the presence of mind to turn to Jesus. He gives purpose and direction and the meaning  we are all seeking.

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About Latoya Saddler

Child of God, wife, mom of two, Special Education teacher, blogging from the beautiful island of Jamaica. I am also a total bookworm and baker. I love to learn new things and I’m currently teaching myself to speed read. I can be found blogging at Powerful U Blog and on twitter.

Comments

  1. The struggle for meaning and fulfillment is all to real. Thanks for this reminder of the fulfillment we find only by resting in God’s will.

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    Latoya Saddler Reply:

    Thanks for reading!

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