The frustrations of life can be draining sometimes. During difficult days, the work we place all our efforts into can often seem pointless. The turmoil in dealing with others of differing views can result in agitation, sadness, or even unworthiness. A lack of approval or even acknowledgement from those around us can make it hard to continue diligently in a task.
My flesh admits that I sometimes fall into the sinking hole of these worldly realities. The trials of this life can be so frustrating and perplexing that it’s hard to find satisfaction and fulfillment in the things we commit our lives to. We can all agree that everything under the sun can make us feel like we are chasing something that can never be grasped. It’s as if everything can be simplified into the imagery of the air we breathe. We can’t see it; we can’t even get a hold of it. Yet we constantly need more and more — but what we obtain is never enough.
The underlying truth beneath all of life’s nuances is that no matter how much we try to gain in this world — whether it’s wealth, social recognition, education, or even wisdom — we will never find contentment with the things on this Earth. This is simply because everything under the sun is vanity. So the problem with expecting to find personal satisfaction and fulfillment in this life is that we aren’t placed here for our own glory. We weren’t created to wander this world only looking at the things under the sun.