He who pursues righteousness and loyalty finds life, righteousness and honor. Proverbs 21:21
Things! We all have them. We all want them and we all tend to chase unerringly after them.
Coincidentally we never seem to find lasting satisfaction with our things. All the big houses, newer cars, finer clothes, the latest gadgets and gismos always seem to eventually lose their allure.
Think for a moment of the person or persons who have the things you are pursuing. Are they actually happier? Has the latest or greatest finally fulfilled their relentless pursuit of happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction or just worked as a spring board for more accumulation?
For the record, God is not opposed to you pursuing and having things. In fact, many times the things we are accumulating are an extension of God’s blessing upon our lives.
But, here is the rub for all of us. The real motivator of our core being is our spirit and the spirit is never satisfied with things! Most of us realize the things that bring real pleasure and lasting satisfaction are internal and not external. Things like faith, love of family and hope are all internally based and form the greatest foundation for a life of satisfaction and fulfillment.
As a new year beginning to dawn, lets pursue the things that matter eternally.