Deep Fulfillment

, by Christopher D. Hudson

"I said to myself, 'Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.' But that also proved to be meaningless." (See Ecclesiastes 2:1–11)

On the surface, Solomon was recalling a life well lived—perhaps the most enviable existence of them all. Beneath the celebration, though, lay despair and hopelessness—and one of Solomon’s hardest-earned lessons: all the pleasures, possessions, and accomplishments in the world cannot bring fulfillment. Solomon experimented with nearly everything, and he found meaning in none of it. In truth, deep fulfillment cannot be found in shallow pleasures. Fulfillment springs from things that matter, things that have an impact not just on yourself but on others as well.

Fulfillment is found in the following things:

1) HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS--It comes from investing yourself in others and allowing them to do the same for you.

2) A WELL-EARNED, GOOD REPUTATION--It comes from being quietly recognized as one who lives a life of integrity and loving concern for others

3) SPIRITUAL PEACE--It comes from having an obstacle-free relationship with God.

The above article appears in my project The Bible: 100 Ways It Can Change Your Life published by Time.


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