We all live for something. We start life fully committed to pleasing ourselves. As we grow that usually doesn’t change much. Our focus can become more dispersed among areas that are important to us such as relationships, careers, or goals. But the bottom line is almost a desire to pleases ourselves. The question for happiness is a universal journey.
However, we were not created to live for ourselves. We were designed by God in His image for his pleasure. ( Genesis 1:27; Colossians 1: 16 ). French philosopher “ Blaise Pascal ” wrote: There is God-sharper vacuum in the heart of every person, and it can never be filled by any created thing – It can only filled by God made known through Jesus Christ. At the appointed time, when we completely surrender ourselves as someone not worthy to be save by our will or power – Then we must vow our readiness as Apostle Paul did in
2 Timothy 4: 6 ” For I am now ready to be offered…”
In other words ” I give myself away , so you can use me ” – The countenance here is to discern the time and talent to use. Because Ecclesiastes 3: 11 ” Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in human heart, but even so people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. ” We must take the risk to boldly & confidently express our ” faith ” in Christ.
Throughout, history making has attempted to fill that vacuum with everything except God: religion, philosophy, human relationships, or wealth or fame.Nothing satisfies as evidenced by the universal, desperation, greed and general hopelessness, that characterizes the history of man. Jesus said:
” Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ” – Matthew 11: 28.
That means, as in the consciousness of His plenitude of power; the Son of Man turns with, infinite compassion to those whose weariness and fatigue, He has shared and offers them the rest which none other can give them. He gives what no one else can give – rest for ” unnecessary anxieties ” from the burden of sin, from the lassitude of fruitless toil.
The One question for us all, then will be had I lived for Christ, and by Him?