“Have you found what you’re looking for in life? If so, what was it? If not, what do you think you’re looking for?”
Rarely is someone not willing to talk about what they’re looking for.
Women will often say, “What a great question!”
Men typically avoid discussion, possibly because they’re supposed to know what they’re looking for.
Whether it’s the young high school student or the doctor, people are willing to talk. Should we be surprised that He said, “Behold, I say to you, Lift your eyes, and look on the fields; they are white already to harvest.” John 4:35b
People are seeking that which makes it all worthwhile.
Here are some common answers to the question:
“I don’t know what I’m looking for.”
“I haven’t really thought about it.”
“My job/career and the people I work with.”
“I think I’ve finally found the right man.”
The common thread is relationship.
Everyone first wants to receive love, to know that they’re worthy of being loved. They need the affection, affirmation, and attention that only the Lord can perfectly give them. Next, they want to love back.
Even in the hardest times, Christ is there to love you and hold you.
Somehow He renews your desire to live.
He brings life out of the death and disappointments of your life.