A title for a Harlequin romance novel? No. But it would be a great title.
No, this came from Solomon who wrote in Ecclesiastes, “And all that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure.” Ecclesiastes 2:10
Solomon throughout the entire second chapter lists his many accomplishments and how they had brought seemingly pleasure but yet at the end of the chapter writes, “This too is vanity and chasing after the wind.”
No one wishes to live a life without pleasure, without some sense of enjoyment, what good what that life be and what example would it give to others that they should also follow?
As I end this week, I look back on what I have accomplished. Was it for good, did it even matter, did I make a difference, did I bring joy to someone’s life, is the world a better place because I was alive and part of it?
I tend to wrestle with these questions more than others, I get that.
In fact, I said to my Senior Pastor this week, “I do not understand how anyone gets to the end of a twenty-four hour period and does not ask themselves these questions.”
Today, make a choice to make a difference. In whatever gift you have, use it to make a difference. Interact with people, for it is for people that God so loved the world. They are the prized treasure of God, people. Love them / hate them, doesn’t matter, it’s still who they are and why God sent Christ to die.
I want to re-read the second chapter of Ecclesiastes in a few moments and this time when I get to “all that my eyes desired”, I want to ask God to make people that reason for my life, to see them in a better way, to inquire as to their life, to push them toward God as God pulls them closer to Himself.
What is the desire of your eyes? Only you can honestly answer that.