Over the years much has been said and written about finding deeply satisfying meaning in life. It has little to do with money or fame, but something meaningful that enhances the existence of others. Viktor Frankl actually discovered this while imprisoned in a Nazi Concentration Camp and later wrote about it.
A grand man and pastor, Dr. A.V. Henderson, who during his career has pastored several of the largest churches in the country and is also an instrument/multi-engine pilot said:
“The thing I fear most is being a great success at something that does not matter.”
A.V. knew the difference between things that matter and things that do not. Many otherwise wise men fail to make this discernment.
A well-known New Ager of an earlier time sat at his typewriter and allegedly experienced Auto-Writing, the idea of the higher self controlling the mind, etc. The message from the supposed higher self, or spirit stated, “Ultimately Nothing Matters.” This could be the mantra of Nihilism. This idea is more responsible for the negative attitude in our society than you might think.
One of the hardest series of questions to answer concerning our efforts is: Does what I am doing matter? In what way? Does it matter eternally? You can think of more, but you get the idea.
John 4:34, “Jesus saith unto them, My meat(deep satisfaction) is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.”
Copyright © 2013 Larry Lilly