When the thrill is gone

Power, money, drugs, alcohol, sex. Ah, the thrill of chasing all the world has to offer. Can’t ask for anything more right? Power makes us feel important and worthy. Money can buy happiness. Drugs and alcohol make everything more fun, and sex just feels good. So why not pursue all of these things while we’re alive? After all, that’s what the media feeds us and tells us life is all about right? Look at any rap song, actually, look at every rap song today, and what do they talk about. Me, me, me, money, sex, drugs, and more me. Well, what happens when money doesn’t buy happiness? Or when it runs out? What happens when you come down from the high and sober up? What happens at the end of the day when the thrill of it all is gone? What’s really the point in all of it?

There is no point in all of it. None of these things can satisfy our soul’s deepest longings. You can’t stay drunk or high forever. You can chase money and guys/girls your whole life, but the more you get the more you want and it just becomes a vicious cycle leaving you feeling more and more empty inside.

I just finished reading the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible and it goes like this: King Solomon had everything this world could offer. He had power, wealth, fame, women, you name it. What was his conclusion about all of these things? “Meaningless, meaningless. Utterly meaningless, everything is meaningless.” (Ecc. 1:2) Solomon goes on to say that the beginning of true wisdom is the fear of God, and that nothing under the sun is of any value except a relationship with our Creator. Humans were created with a natural instinct to worship. The problem is, most people worship everything but God, leaving them to question the meaning of life and wonder why they feel so unfulfilled. We were created to worship the God of the Universe and be in constant fellowship with Him, but we’ve learned to consume ourselves with so much crap that we are blind to Him.

If you didn’t have any money and couldn’t constantly party, what would you do with yourself? Could you be happy without the things of this world to consume you? Well, if you would have asked me that a year ago I would have said no way. But because of God’s grace, I have come to know Jesus Christ and entered into a relationship with Him and now I can say that yes, I would still be happy without the things of this world, because only God can give your life meaning and the ultimate fulfillment.

What will you do when the thrill is gone?

“Humanity has searched long and hard for answers to our ills, pains, and unsatisfying lives. While we were created emotionally, spiritually, and physically healthy, sin has caused us to turn away from God and separated us from Him and His goodness. We need restoration, healing, and rehabilitation back to that original state of unity with God. Jesus is our rehabilitation. The Christian life is an entrance into Rehab.”

“Around every corner is the lure to consume. A desire to be satisfied. Unfortunately no human being has found anything under the sun that brings satisfaction. So we consume more, and more, and more. Eventually we overdose. However, there is hope if Christianity is our Rehab. In Jesus satisfaction can be found. Grace, love, peace and hope can be found…and there is always more. Consume more of Jesus. Overdose.” – Lecrae

Seek out God today! Peace!

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