Does your life have meaning? Are you simply going through the motions of life? Is there something better to live for? Where do you find it? Too many people seek the meaning of life from other people, like the famous. Our culture elevates TV stars and talk show hosts and movie stars and musicians to the status of experts on life. Why do we look to them for guidance and wisdom?
· Why do we think five celebrity women sitting around a table are a source of wisdom?
· Why do we think someone who plays the role of a movie hero stopping a fictitious Zombie plague is knowledgeable about life?
· Why do we look to singers who sell millions of albums for guidance in life?
It’s because we idolize these people. We think they have arrived. We think they are somehow “above us” and know more than your common every day Joe.
NO human can give us answers to the questions about life. Only GOD can do that because He created us—and He created us for His purposes. Rick Warren writes in THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE, “God didn’t make you for you. You were made by God and you were made FOR God. Until you understand that, life is never going to make sense—and you’re going to get bored and you’re going to get frustrated and you’re going to have all kinds of difficulty because you don’t understand you were made for God.”
Our lack or meaning and direction in life is really a loneliness, an emptiness. Every human is an immortal being dwelling in a mortal body and we long for fellowship with our immortal, eternal Creator. The REAL reason people feel unsatisfied in life is because deep inside all people are LONELY for God. Only He is capable of providing the companionship that chases our loneliness into the shadows. Only He can satisfy, sustain, and secure us.
Jesus came to earth to connect us to God. The church exists to help us connect with God. God uses other people to point us to Him. Have you included ways to connect with God in your life? It may just be the way to find the purpose of your life.
John 17:3, “This is eternal life (and life now!!), to know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent!”