Not Enough…

9 02 2009

The good life-the one that truly satisfies-exists only when we stop wanting a better one. It is the condition of savoring what is rather than longing for what might be. The itch for things, the lust for more-so brilliantly injected by those who peddle them-is a virus draining our souls of contentment.

Have you noticed? A man never earns enough. A woman is never beautiful enough. A marathoner never runs enough, after a marathon, an ultramarathon, then a megaultramarathon??? Clothes are never fashionable enough. Cars are never nice enough. Gadgets are never modern enough. Houses are never furnished enough. Foods are never fancy enough. Relationships are never romantic enough. Life is never full enough.

Satisfaction comes when we step off the escalator of desire and say, “This is enough. What I have will do. What I make of it is up to me and my vital union with the Living Lord.”

That in essence, is the message King Solomon (the wisest and richest man who ever lived) penned in Ecclesiastes  thousands of years ago these words: “In my opinion nothing is worthwhile,everything is futile. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied; no matter how much we hear, we are not content. As I looked at everything I had tried, it was  all so useless, a chasing of the wind, and here is my final conclusion: fear God and obey His commandments, for this is the entire duty of a man. For God will judge us for everything we do, including every hidden thing, good or bad.”

Honestly now, do you believe it?




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