God hit me yesterday with a ton of bricks. Life does not satisfy so many. They simply are not alive while they live. He showed me a most important truth regarding a great need for today. How does one find meaning in life? This has to be one of the biggest questions asked. I know far too many who are sharp, pretty or handsome, and socially smooth who can’t get life to work for them. They dabble at employment as well as church as well as friends. Somewhat bummed they live a basically dud life; their words.
Is there a solution? Of course there is! Once again, though, it will be the backward answer to what earthly wisdom would assume. Meaning in life is not found in what one likes but what one doesn’t like. This is precisely why so many are moving up in years and disappointingly frustrated with how their lives are going because they aren’t going anywhere. They are stuck. Hopelessness continues to creep.
Here’s the problem. Those who fit this region have many likes. They like cute people. They like shopping. They like jobs with potential. They like friends. They like sports. They like travel. They like money. Their problem is their obsession with what they like. Their drive is to obtain more of it. The problem is a spiritual one and this is why their spirits are depressed. These wonderful people are obsessed with attaining things which please themselves and these can and will only result in boredom. Meaning in life is illusive in such zones because each appeals to the flesh, but not the spirit. It is the spirit within a person which is, therefore, unhappy.
Here’s the solution. One needs to find the main thing in life which pains them with intent to do something about it. A huge problem with meanderers is they have no interest in pains of others. They are indifferent and numb to the needs of others. Why is that? For some reason they have been sheltered from pain. Now before you jump to a wrong conclusion, I know many who are going nowhere who have suffered pain; but it has been pain over themselves and not over another.
When a person grieves over the conditions of other people, an immediate solution to the meaning in life is staring them in the face. Do you know what drives me to “can’t wait to get to work” everyday of my long life? As a kid I hated church. I could not stand the politicking, ritualistically dead system which implied God was being reflected. Tell me this isn’t so. From day one I have wanted to bust church ruts which have caused millions to walk away as they mistakenly believed what deadness they too experienced was an image of a most boring and silly God. I ache for any who find church to be dead. I’m obsessed with it. I find enormous meaning for me in helping people believe God works higher than man’s imagination.
Very nice young people are wandering aimlessly with a goal for finding something which would please them. I know a secret buried within each heart. What would really please them is to find a zone in life where they feel useful but they have been unfortunately groomed to focus upon their own pain instead of the pain of others. They struggle because they basically hurt for no one more than self. If they will but begin to hurt for others they will become informed of their tangible and realistic purpose in life. When they begin to minister to others who hurt, their own spirits will become wonderfully driven with that terrific possession called meaning in life.