Peace and Purpose

19 Jul

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.  C.S Lewis

I see the headlines as I wait in the check out line. Access to all the money and fame in the world. Glitz and glamour. Paparazzi.

And yet, seemingly some of the most unhappy people in the world.

Commercials that tell us that we need to look better. Be thinner. More tanned. More wealthy. We need to eat certain brands of food, shop at certain stores and wear certain clothes.

All to obtain happiness. Oh, that isn’t what the advertisers actually say….but, let’s be real. That is just exactly what they mean. It is what they are trying to spin. The implication is there.

Happiness from things.

Chasing through this life for “things” won’t bring real happiness, as a matter of fact, as in my first example, it can instead bring personal pain and a lack of any true happiness.

People continue to search…looking for this elusive happiness.  Fleeting. Just out of reach.

Life can be empty without purpose.

What is your purpose?  What do you long for? Does it include happiness and peace?

God, and His Son Jesus, give that.

They give what this world never can.

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3 Responses to “Peace and Purpose”

  1. byhisgrace211 July 19, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Amen! Even though I fight with depression and sadness, I do know that the only way to happiness and peace on this earth is through seeking Christ and knowing God better. God bless!~~~Michele

  2. tereasamansfield July 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Seeking after the purpose God has for me each day definitely brings joy! While each new day brings it’s own opportunities, I know that my grand purpose is to glorify God. Doesn’t that make everything more focused? Thanks for the words today. I love the C.S. Lewis quote!

  3. Sebastian July 22, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Hello Dawn! I just wanted to say thank you for sharing the link to my post as a related article to your post… I appreciate it! May God’s blessings be yours! –Sebastian

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