True Fulfillment found in things?
When I was little we used to call them pack rats. Today we call them hoarders and devote entire TV series to them.
It seems to me the tendency to accumulate and hold many possessions, is often driven by pride, and for a feeling of self-worth. We feel like we are important when we have a lot of stuff. This can be seen whether you are in a rich or poor country.
Even surrounded by poverty people will attempt to set themselves apart by accumulating things that make them look more successful than those around them.
I am not saying that this is necessarily a bad thing, I am however saying that in these things alone we will never find true fulfillment.
True Fulfillment: An example from History
You don’t have to look too deep into history to realize that we are just as much as spiritual beings as we are natural beings. There is no established nation, culture, or people group that does not have a spiritual or “religious” aspect.
Even atheistic nations set the state as the final power and savior for its people.
Humans are created to seek that which is greater than themselves and thus set up a sense of true fulfillment. Albert Einstein said, “Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe. A spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.”
As one who has built a firm faith, and spent many years ministering to the lives of others, I have seen many set free from physical, mental and emotional bondage through faith.
This is why we feature a range of articles here at onemeandream. It is our hope that readers will begin to prove themselves not just physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially, but spiritually as well.
So as a first step to finding true fulfillment let me quote Jesus, who summarized it so succinctly when he said, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and lose his soul.”