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Find Something More Meaningful

“To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”

– Ecclesiastes 2:26

How often do we take the time to define what true success is? Here is a story that was shared with me about successful people. Known for his inspirational speeches on leadership, Simon Sinek is an English-born American author. At an event, he was surrounded by some of the most successful business people in the world. When he began his speech, he asked those who had reached their financial goals to raise their hands. There were about 250 people in the room. Everyone in the room raised their hands. How great would it be if you could raise your hand and say, “I achieved my financial goals.” Sounds good, right? 

Then he asked if they felt successful, to keep their hand up. Every hand went down, he said. Two hundred and fifty of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world, and all their hands came down. Why? Everyone was baffled and unsure. Then the answer came: Everyone needed to find something more meaningful to accomplish.  Immediately, I understood, it was because they were focusing more on the outside than on the inside.

Friend, you won’t be able to be truly happy if you are focusing more on what you acquire than who you become. And, you won’t be able to find true peace until you’re at peace with God. Remember everyone needs Christ in their lives. There needs to be a sense of peace between you and God. Developing within yourself the life of Christ, which is real life, is essential to bringing out the best and most meaningful aspects of your life! 

Prayer


Father, help me to develop the life of Christ within myself.

Reflection


Do you place more emphasis on what you acquire than who you can become?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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One Response

  1. From what I’ve heard, developing a life of meaning is important not only for feelings of success, but also for living a happy life. People want to sense of purpose. What could be better than participating with the Lord in building the kingdom of God? Nothing is better than that. And there are many ways to contribute to that construction. Thanks for the message.

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