Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done
and what I had toiled to achieve,
everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;
nothing was gained under the sun.
E C C L E S I A S T E S 2 : 1 1
I read a story once about a man who walked into a travel agency to inquire about places to go for a cruise. When the travel agent unfolded a map of the world in front of him, he said, “Is that all you have to offer?” While we are busy searching for happiness or the meaning of our lives we see what this earth has to offer, yet we are not satisfied.
We want more money, more free time, more things, and more time off. But when we get it? We want even more. We think we deserve it, don’t we?
This has been my life verse since the very first time I laid eyes on the bold words. I like the frankness of it and I feel like it explains my life goal and my purpose on earth. But how easy is it to chase unseen and meaningless things of this world? How easy is it to want more? I wrote “Chase God or Chase the Wind because I can’t help but to be convicted when I think of it. For me, it’s not possible to want more and more things while also wholeheartedly chasing God.