In the Bay of Naples, there’s a jellyfish that loves to swallow a certain snail. But the snail has a hard shell, and the jellyfish can’t digest it. So the snail fastens itself to the inside of the jellyfish, and slowly begins to eat it. By the time the snail is fully grown, it has consumed the entire jellyfish. Now, the point is, a lot of the things we think we can handle finish up consuming us. Things like alcohol, worry, greed, or simply the aimlessness of our lives: there’s a real killer.
Fred Smith, the author of Learning to Lead, once sent all his friends a letter with these three questions:
- Am I enjoying what I’m doing?
- Am I happy with where I’m going?
- Am I satisfied with what I’m becoming?
One of his friends, a top Wall Street broker, called him and said “When I read the question ‘Am I satisfied with what I’m becoming?’ I said, ‘Absolutely not!’ I’m tired of grabbing the Wall Street Journal first thing every morning like its my Bible. My life has no meaning outside of my investments, so, today I liquidated them all – I’m quitting! Tomorrow, I’m beginning a new life, and I want to thank you for giving me the courage to do it.”
Don’t end your life feeling empty, having your insides eaten away by a quest for things that can’t satisfy. God has a wonderful plan for your life. (Jeremiah 29v11).
Get into His presence today and let Him tell you about it.
A daily devotion for a better way of living.