Seeking

Lee and Pat SunsetSearching; looking for truth answers, meaning or purpose

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.  Jean Rostand

Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it. Tolstoy

Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals. Aristotle

  What does it mean to be seeking? If we are unsatisfied with who we are, where we are, and want to become more than we are, then we are most likely seeking. Our lives are journeys, pilgrimages, epic sagas, life-long adventures. Life is an on-going continuous quest. Each of us has our own life to live, journey to take, and individual potential to try to live to. We each have a personal destiny to fulfill.

    It is a mission uniquely ours. It begins at birth and as far as we know for sure ends at death. Many believe it continues even after death. Those who are “seekers” are searching to find, experience, gain wisdom, and to live to their innate potential. They have hunger that needs satisfying. They are seeking the truth as it applies to them and perhaps are seeking truth on a universal basis. As instinct causes Monarch butterflies to migrate from Mexico as far north as Canada. , we all have some instinctive desire to seek wisdom and purpose to our lives.

   There are those who do not seem to be seeking. They seem to lack the hunger, desire and motivation. Perhaps they are content. It is hard to determine what it is that causes some of us to seek answers, while some appear to be content. We are designed and equipped to be rational and intelligent creatures. We have a free will. Our brains are capable of reasoning and thinking at levels far greater than we use. To a great degree we are only limited by our own desires and whether or not we are satisfied with status quo and living in the safety of our personal comfort zone. Some would say that those that are so easily satisfied and contented are very truly blessed.

   Is it a blessing or curse to have hunger and desire to grow and become? Is it good or bad to seek to do something about our weaknesses, shortcomings, character flaws, bad attitudes and a myriad of such things?  Is it better to be the ostrich who buries its head in the sand or to seek answers? The teaching and wisdom of the ages teaches us we are supposed to do something good with our lives. We are encouraged to live life seeking wisdom and understanding. Those that “seek” have a much better likelihood of finding some meaning and purpose in life.   

Challenge:  What keeps you from being miserable or feeling good and happy. True growth and development is dependent on establishing a good foundation within and going forward in life. You are not perfect nor will you ever be. The goal should be to seek to grow a little each and every day. Try to have a greater hunger for living your life. Seek to make life more of an adventure. Get out of your comfort zone. Seek truth and understanding.

Wisdom: The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. Orison Swett

Spiritual: (NIV)

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:6

For God did no give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.  2 Timothy 1:7

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Matthew 6:33

We are designed with an innate hunger for meaning and purpose in our lives. Some respond and seek; others try to ignore and bury it. It may well be this “hunger” is an instinctive desire to establish a right relationship with God. We are designed in his image. We have some of his nature within. It seems only natural we would seek our origin. If these things are true, we will never find joy and happiness until we re-establish with God.

Prayer: Help me to seek your will in my life.  Help me to discovery all the great things that are waiting for me.

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