Finding Fulfillment in Life

Hot-NEW-Wooden-font-b-Knob-b-font-font-b-Puzzle-b-font-Cube-Shape-SorterI can honestly say I’m at one of the happiest times in my life, and it has nothing to do with what’s going on around me. Sure, I’m about to have my second child to complete our family, my stand-up and writing careers are getting recognition, and I have a great support system of family and friends. But I give all the credit to finding contentment in Christ.

All of what I just mentioned are important, and I am thankful for each one. Yet, that doesn’t mean my life is ideal. It would be nice to have a bigger vehicle, to not be worried about having a baby after Obama Care changed everything, and to have sold our home and bought some land by now. But I’ve learned the hard way that things come and go, and we cannot depend on them for our happiness.

When we first moved into our home, we were thrilled at having a “huge” 1500-square-foot home after living in a trailer for years. Now we have run out of room, and that big back yard doesn’t seem to satisfy our desire for land. New cars get old and worn, we wake up one day from that dream job to realize we had been in a dream, and relationships can grow stale if we are not careful.

No matter what we have or don’t have, we will never fill fulfilled in any area of life until we look to God for fulfillment. It took me a long time to realize this, especially being a Type-A woman. Type-A’s and women in particular seem to set goals that we think will make us happy. We say things like: “I would be happy if I could . . . lose 10 pounds, get a promotion, have a child, meet my dream guy, remodel my house . . .” and the list continues.

Despite reaching all those goals, you may still not be happy. I’ve experienced several accolades at once and still felt as if something was missing. Why was I not the happiest in the world? What was holding me back from true contentment? I feel there is a God-shaped hole inside of everyone that can only be filled with God. Even if you’re a Christian, you can have God’s love but not have Him fitted inside that special place that fills you with joy.

Almost everyone remembers that classic toddler toy that is a simple box with holes of different shapes all around the sides. They can vary from simple squares and circles, to half moons and stars, to even hexagons and rhombuses. My son had two of these when he was a little younger, and I laughed sometimes at his frustration from trying to fit a shape in the wrong hole. No matter how much he pushed and turned, it never worked.

As he got smarter and actually knew some shapes, he tried to outsmart the toy by attempting to push a half circle in the circle hole or a square in the rectangle hole. This didn’t work either. Only the exact shape made for that hole would fit inside the hole and fill it.

Regardless of what you have or don’t have in your life, I challenge you to make sure God has truly made it inside that hole in your life. Don’t just go through life trying to do good and read the Bible (although you should do both), in order to fill what you need. Talk to God and trust in Him for everything in life: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Build a true relationship with Him and make Him your lifeline. He is the only constant that leads to constant joy in life.

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