Have You Found What You're looking For?
Some of the most important questions that we can ever ask ourselves are these: What do I want out of life? What am I looking for? What is my life meant to be all about?
Our lives generally follow the familiar pattern of school then job then family then retirement, but we seldom take the time to consider what we are trying to achieve. Many people carry with them a vague sense of dissatisfaction or even frustration, because they’re unsure what they are meant to be seeking. If we don’t what we’re looking for, we are highly unlikely to find it!
Jesus Christ calls us to seek first the kingdom of God, and to let everything else follow on from that one central focus (Matthew 6v33). That doesn’t mean that we should abandon our education, career or family, but that these things should serve the higher goal of seeking after God himself.
We find our ultimate purpose and meaning beyond this world, not within it. That’s why school and job and family and retirement never fully satisfy us. Deep down we know that we were made for something far greater and far more wonderful.
As C S Lewis once wrote, "If I find in myself desires which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world".
Jesus calls us to seek the one thing that will truly satisfy, and his call comes with a promise: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you" (Matthew 7v7). Those who are active in seeking the kingdom of God through Jesus Christ are assured that their quest will be successful - we will find what we are looking for.