The Key To Finding Meaning In Life

The “Pew Research Center” recently published an interesting article titled, Where Americans Find Meaning in Life.  They examined two surveys that had been conducted.  Those surveyed were allowed to express where they find meaning in their own life.  The findings were very eye-opening.  Overall, only 20% of Americans say religion is the most meaningful aspect of their lives.  Many Americans put family, careers, and even money in front of their faith in order to find meaning in this life.  I believe this study reveals the heart of our nation today.  We are a people who cannot find meaning, contentment, or satisfaction in anything because we are looking in all the wrong places to find it.  As humans, we have a deep longing for satisfaction and we try to fill that longing in all kinds of ways.  Such as; careers, friends, family, alcohol, drugs, relationships, sex, and the list goes on.  We live in a society that says meaning and contentment can be found in temporal things.  However, the problem is all temporal things fail to bring lasting satisfaction to the human soul. We have an eternal longing in our soul that cannot be filled unless it is filled by the eternal God in Jesus Christ  (Ecclesiastes 3:11).  The only way we can live a life of meaning, contentment, and satisfaction is by having the Holy Spirit indwell us as believers.  No temporal thing can do that, only the eternal God.  In Christ, we can have contentment no matter what season of life we are in, no matter what storm we are facing, and no matter what hardship we are experiencing.  Through Jesus, we are not only promised contentment and meaning in eternity, but we are promised a satisfying and abundant life here on earth.  Jesus says, in John 10:10, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. 

​#William Baxter Boyd is the Senior Pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Princeton, KY.  “Anchor of the Soul” is Pastor Boyd’s Media Ministry.  Pastor Boyd addresses issues ranging from World News, Politics, and Theology.  This ministry is designed to keep you informed of what is happening in our world and more importantly how to see these events with a biblical worldview.  Learn more at

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