It has come to my attention lately that not very many things in life are fulfilling.
A smattering of examples:
- The Internet – I use it, I even love it at times, but it drains me. What an oxymoron is this blog right? Well, that brings me to point number 2.
- People – People are great, and all around the world I want to be connected and know people. I want to build great and rewarding relationships, but in the end they will not fulfill me. I think I know this from first hand experience.
- Career – Perhaps it’s possible to be fulfilled by career? I know I have always thought it is. But what I’ve also learned is that it definitely isn’t guaranteed. And yet work can still be good if not the ‘end all.’
But a lack of fulfillment isn’t really the point is it?
I’ve been thinking about a verse lately that says, Jesus came so that we may have life, and have it to the full. That sounds exciting! And I don’t think he meant we were going to get the most out of our day jobs or our modern conveniences. I mean, what is real life anyway? I know it isn’t going to work every day so I can get a paycheck – and yet that is a necessary aspect of living. I know life isn’t just found in how many friends we have, or how “connected” are the friends we have; this isn’t a popularity contest.
Of course I don’t know what the meaning of life is. And I don’t exactly understand how to live “fulfilled.” But I am going to try a little harder to pursue truth, to pursue what’s real, and to make the most of every opportunity. And I think a little part of that includes enjoying the things God made us most passionate about.
I LOVE to sing. I LOVE to express myself in music. I’m not going to make it into something that must fulfill me, but I’m going to enjoy it. Even if just for fun.