“I will never be satisfied.” -Angelica Schuyler. (Yes I’m that Hamilton freak.)
Ever pulled an Angelica Schuyler? Ok, ok, I’m sorry. All Hamilton lyrics aside, doesn’t it seem like satisfaction and fulfillment are worshiped in our modern culture? People willingly sacrifice their time, energy, money, and life trying to find happiness in being satisfied. We have tried to invent ways to fulfill ourselves, like having the newest technology, making x amount of dollars, being beautiful, etc. Yet, it seems just out of reach for everyone. The moment you get the latest iPhone, a new model comes out. When a vacation arrives at long last, it’s over in the blink of an eye and you have to return to the daily grind. Once you finally lose 10 lbs, you gain a new pimple. No matter how much people achieve and receive, it is never enough.
Humans have been on this earth long enough, why is it that only a select few have actually found true satisfaction? Well, I am about to share with you the key to fulfillment that I have discovered:
Stop searching for it.
The more we search for satisfaction, the further out of our reach it becomes. That’s because the desire within our souls for lasting fulfillment is not one that we can satisfy with anything of this world. We can’t satisfy ourselves; it’s too big of a job. We need more. We need something greater than anything this world could offer. You guessed it, we need God.
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills- from where comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” -Psalm 121:2. Our help can only come from our Creator. He made us; He knows what we need. He knows that there is a longing in our hearts and void in our souls for something greater, something that we can’t fulfill. That’s why He sent Jesus down onto this earth. He paid the price for our sins so we could receive the precious gift that would satisfy us: salvation. He has a plan and hope for us, but we need to trust Him and let Him work it out.
We need to seek God: not fulfillment.
Fulfillment is the byproduct of following God; it is not something that we can attain ourselves. As Matthew 10:39 says, “Those who try to gain their own life will lose it; but those who lose their life for My sake will gain it.” Are you trying to gain anything in your life? Fame, popularity, friends, money, beauty, fill-in-the-blank? None of these things will satisfy you. It is only when we give our lives up as a sacrifice to God (Romans 12:1) that we can experience true satisfaction and fulfillment. At the end of the day, God is all we need.
What do you try to find satisfaction in? How can you make your life about seeking & serving God? I’d love to hear your ideas/thoughts in the comments!