'They lay their crowns before the throne.' Revelation 4:10 NIV
Many people race from one thing to another, never committing to anything. Living like this means that life is full of experiences but empty of meaning. The 'meaning' of life isn't revealed 'all of a sudden'. Meaning is found bit by bit as we walk with God, paying attention to the things he's telling us, especially in his Word, the Bible.
There will never be anything that can replace the importance of God in your life. If you think you'll can find satisfaction just by doing lots of exciting stuff, think again! No matter what memories you create for yourself they all fade away over time. The only thing that will get better over time, if you are willing to give it time, is your relationship with God.
Check this out: 'The twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him...They lay their crowns before the throne and say: "You are worthy, our Lord and God"' (Revelation 4:10-11 NIV). Did you see that? In this heavenly picture the elders not only worshipped God, they laid their crowns at his feet. What are those 'crowns'? Quite likely the things achieved in this life, things that become worthless before the throne of Almighty God. Sometimes we need to lay it all down. Your achievements may bring you some happiness, but only in God's presence will you find 'fullness of joy' (Psalm 16:11 NAS).
So what now? What 'crowns' do you need to lay down? Release them to God and find the real meaning of life.
Soulfood: Gen 35-36, John 15:1-27, Ps 147:12-20, Ecc 4:9-12