This is the second blog post in the series the Meaningless Pursuit of Happiness.
Everyone seems to be in the pursuit of happiness but never quite achieving it. We have been inundated with messages about the “secret to happiness.”
I have frequently observed others, including myself, try to pursue happiness in material things or a job . If this isn’t relevant to you, there may be someone you know who can benefit from hearing how only the pursuit of Jesus can bring true joy into our lives.
Happiness Is Not Found in Money.
We start jobs for many reasons, one of them being the money that comes along with it. After a few years of complacency, we start to dream about something more, better pay, a higher job title, or more fulfilling responsibilities.
Society shouts “FIND THE JOB OF YOUR DREAMS!” As if it will give you all you could ever want. That’s not to say that you can’t find happiness in a job, but it all depends on the position of your heart. Most people are rooted in the love for money, recognition or success.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21.
Furthermore, Times.com wrote an article about how there is a certain amount of money that can buy you happiness. This is complete bogus! You can work as hard as you want and gain all the credibility at a job you want but you will never truly be fulfilled if your foundation is not in Christ.
“Lord, reveal to me the end of my life and the number of my days. Let me know how short-lived I am. You, indeed, have made my days short in length, and my life span as nothing in your sight. Yes, every mortal man is only a vapor.” Psalm 39:4-5.
Human accomplishments and happiness fade away. Only when we trust in God will we see that life has a meaning and significance that is not tied to the pursuit of money or happiness.
Instead of striving for happiness in a successful job or material things, we should aim to be completely delighted in Christ. Let His joy and almightiness satisfy your soul.
Read the next post in this series: You Can’t Be Dependent on Relationships for Happiness.