Finding Your Life by Focusing on the Creator (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 309)
Ecclesiastes 12:1 (NLT)
Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.”
King Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived. He lived a life that most of us today could only dream of. He had more wealth, more possessions, and more people around him than anyone else. He had even accomplished a great deal of things that would leave most people in their dreams. He could obtain anything a man could ever want and go wherever a man could ever dream of going. This was the opulent life that Solomon was blessed to live.
But at the end of his life, as grand as it was, he looked back and realized he had missed out on the most important thing. He had pursued riches and even wisdom, but he failed to pursue God and the life he had given him to live. Some of us do this exact same thing. We chase money, power, people, fame, possessions, and many other things. Chasing things gives us that rush of adrenaline that makes us think we are doing something or going somewhere.
In reality, however, we are only running toward a dead end. It leaves us out of breath and empty and with nothing to show for our efforts. The truth is when we chase things we’re really trying to fill the hole in our life. The problem is when we try to fill it with stuff, it only falls out on the other end. When we fill it with God and his purpose for our lives, he stacks up even to overflowing. Seeking God is not a futile pursuit. It is the one searching expedition in which we are bound to find what we’re looking for.
Written thousands of years ago, Solomon tells us to seek God now. No matter your background or your current environment, look for God right now. Make him the goal, the focus of your life’s purpose and pursuit. God isn’t really hiding but he does not like to waste time. God is in the same place but we don’t really know that until we start looking for him in all our ways. Focus on him because when you look for him first, you will end up finding yourself, fulfilling your purpose, and get to the place you desire to go.
“Thou didst seek us when we sought Thee not; didst seek us indeed that we might seek Thee.”