"Everything is Meaningless"-part I

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and I wish you a happy New Year full of new memories and successful resolutions...

As I sat on my bed trying to study for a an upcoming test, I felt as if I had never moved, like my life had become stagnant and become complacent with the same everyday-stresses of life. I remembered that fiery feeling after walking out of my first Rebelution Conference, the feeling that I believed would last a lifetime and carry me through these teenage years.

But this is not how I currently perceive myself to be living. It seems life has become more of a chore rather than a massive opportunity to impact others for Jesus' name. School is stressful and I find myself doing the minimum requirement so that I can finish all my other work and still get to bed at a decent time. I see a lonely student sitting at a table by himself at lunch, but make lame excuses not to be a witness. "I'm tired. I'm hungry. Can you please stop bothering me"...Life has become a plain of opportunities to satisfy my every want.

Very recently I have been reading through Ecclesiastes. In it, Solomon states that "everything is meaningless." He continues to say "then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him-for this is his lot. Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work-this is a gift of God. He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart." [Ecclesiastes 5:18-20, NIV].

THIS is the truth of life. Nothing else in this world matters besides Him. All of our riches, all of our wealth, and all of our schooling degrees mean nothing in the long run. Only Christ and the souls of those around us matter in light of eternity.