Pastor Tim Romero
Ecclesiastes 2:24–26 (ESV): "24 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, 25 for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment? 26 For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind."
Happiness can only be found in Christ.Therefore if we are pursuing it in a relationship or a job or anything else it will elude us because those things can't produce happiness. Only a relationship with Jesus can.So pursue Him and you will have what you are looking for.
According to Solomon, there is nothing better in all the world than to enjoy the spoils of your hard work in the Lord.Pursing it outside the Lord will lead to sorrow.In the end, death will strip you of all material possessions.However, those who trust in Christ have true joy and lasting contentment.Sounds like that is the route we should pursue!
What is keeping you from true happiness?Is it your pursuit of material things or perhaps the relationship you don't have that you wish you had?What is keeping you from being filled with joy?I tell you friend it can only really be found in Jesus!Pursue Him and you will find what you are looking for.You will be completely satisfied in Him alone and nothing else.What are you waiting for?Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you (Matt 6:33). Amen?
Father, thank You for pursuing us all the days of our lives.Thank You for never giving up on us.You are the most satisfied with us when we are most satisfied with You.Let us pursue nothing else but You Lord.Lead, guide, and direct us to that place of true contentment we pray in Jesus' name, amen.