Life can be a very defining event, well it isn't an event really. Many people search their life for definition or to be defined by what others think of them. We strive to be people pleasures, myself including, but once we do please people we don't feel the satisfaction anymore. We attempt to interconnect ourselves socially and develop ways to engage via social media, despite it making us less social. We define ourselves by our likes, dislikes, statuses and tweets. We try to attain success, accumulate wealth and buy shiny toys, not that it is wrong to pursue these. We even try to let our marriages define us.
Why do we chase after all of these to define us?
Because we want to feel loved
What then should define us?
Every day I face an uphill battle and challenge not to pursue something other than Jesus. Distractions arise and take over, keep me from following completely. Here is a verse that keeps me in check:
"I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" - Philippians 3:14