Unshakable Fulfillment

Unshakable Fulfillment
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Here is a question for us: Are we creating something meaningful with our time, wealth, and will? Something unbreakable, something that cannot be taken away from you? Money can be taken, families can disappear, life can end, and you can be forgotten... What can provide such a sense of fulfillment that, no matter what comes our way, we are content with how we use our time, wealth, and will?

Whatever it is that you and I work so earnestly for in this world can and will be gone, whether in a day or in a thousand years. But if we work with a mindset of being thankful and joyful for what God has already given us, then we create for ourselves a new set of glasses through which to see life.

We cannot be thankful and joyful if we do not take care of the things given to us, holding them dear, but also keeping our ownership in balance by recognizing that they were given to us in the first place.

If you are a parent or spouse, you work hard to be there and provide for your loved ones. You cannot claim to be thankful and yet not work to serve them in the basics.

You hold them precious but also realize that they can be taken from you. If you lose a loved one, your business, or a job, it does not matter, because even though they are important parts of your life, your life finds meaning in discovering joy in what God has given you. So, if something is taken away, you can find what is still present or what new blessings God has sent you.

We are driven by the motivation to get things done, and these "things done" paint a picture of what's important to us. They speak of the things we have given a special place in our hearts to be our core motivators:

  • Building a family.
  • Creating wealth.
  • Knowing God.
  • Fill the ____________. Your choice.

At the end of the day, our lives are dynamic and never static, so when things change, it's important to remember that finding joy and gratitude for God's gifts keeps us accurately focused on the one thing that cannot be taken from us—our relationship with Him (God).

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; moreover, that every person who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor—this is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:12
I have seen that nothing is better than when a person is happy in his activities, for that is his lot... Ecclesiastes 3:22

Until next time,