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How do we find true satisfaction in life?
Let’s consider some talking points and potential perspectives to explore with family, friends and colleagues. While we may not have the answer to everything, there are some Christian responses to consider.
The world in which we live has many things that appeal to us. These include food, nature, music, travel, money, fame, enlightenment, marriage, family, sports or academic achievements.
Even in a stress-filled world, we can find great enjoyment. And yet these pursuits do not bring full and lasting satisfaction.
People who live only for self-gratification, no matter how lofty their achievements, will always long for more. It makes no difference how deeply they drink from the wells of this world’s pleasures; their thirst is still not satisfied.
What do you think humans are constantly chasing for? What about you?
Do you find that sometimes we keep seeking for something to satisfy us?
Will we be able to find true satisfaction in life?
What are the expectations that you have for your life?
No matter how much we see, experience or have, humans are never satisfied. Often the richest and most powerful are also the ones with the most worries, and kept awake at night.
Whether we realise it or not, we continue to seek for something to satisfy us because our souls are thirsting and longing for something to fulfill us. This can only be found in God as He rescues us from our restlessness, emptiness and dissatisfactions.
Often, we see this yearning being resonated in fiction, movies and cartoons where true satisfaction is found when we have significance and security – exactly as how God says we are created in His image.
There is more to life’s purpose than material well-being. Living for Jesus Christ, we are able to experience true satisfaction, rather than shorter term self-gratifications.
John 7:37. “On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.”
John 4:13-14. “Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Psalm 23:6. “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Here are some resources to help you reflect, learn and bring into your conversations.