Psalm 145 (esp. v.15)
How much of our lives do we waste as we blindly pursue some vague idea of success or happiness? How much time and energy do we expend in pursuit of some misty, shadowy dream or someone else's conception of what true happiness looks like? Why are we determined to "do it our way" when GOD has already shown us the real way? Is it that we do not believe HIM? Is it that we think we truly know a better path? Are we that naïve and foolish? Are we looking expectantly toward tomorrow because we have a trust in GOD or are we fearing what tomorrow may bring?
How much better it would be if we would pursue HIM, if we would pursue those things that lead to joy and peace and love rather than waste our lives aimlessly pursing the fleeting shadow of richness or so-called happiness. We expend great quantities of our life groping for something to feed our souls when GOD has already provided the spiritual sustenance for our eternal spirit. It seems we go after the spiritual "junk food" rather than the real meat.
Just as physical "junk food" leaves us hungry and sick, so life's junk food will leave us spiritually desperate and unsatiated. We may capture momentary happiness in our pursuit of the world, but we will discover (unfortunately many times late in life) that happiness is not synonymous with joy or peace or true love. "Godliness with contentment is great gain" we are told in 1 Tim. 6:6. How well we would do if we listened and obeyed.