Wrote this on 12 December 2009 which I read from The Vine, will paste it here again for my self reminder 🙂
Fulfillment doesn’t come from having ‘the right people’ in your life, or more money, prestige and accomplishments.
A larger house won’t do it; you’ll just have more to clean.
The latest car won’t do it; you’ll just end up with bigger payments.
A job promotion won’t do it; you’ll just have more stress and longer hours. Yes, you’ll make more money, but after taxes and buying what you need to maintain your new image, you’ll be back to square one.
At the end of a lifetime spent ‘striving after [the] wind… ‘ (Ecclesiastes 2:11 NAS). Solomon said, ‘Everything… can be put into a few words: Respect and obey [honour and put your trust in] God! This is what life is all about’ (Ecclesiastes 12:13 CEV). The One you’re looking for today has been there all along, and He’s ready to meet you at the point of your need. You just have to invite Him in!
Carpe diem – seize the day- and give thanks always 🙂