My Time!

Ecclesiastes 2:9-11

 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me. In all this my wisdom stayed with me. 10 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil. 11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.

 A promotional video of talent competition portrays contestants declaring, “It’s my time!” “It’s my turn to shine!” Many contestants featured in the video have yet to display their talents in the competition but they have depicted confidence of claiming victory. Each one declared one’s self to be the best of their batch. It is some sort of business strategy to sell the show for viewers to watch or even contemplate of participating in the future events. The people behind the promotional video have caught the cravings of many individuals who are hoping to have once in a lifetime glory and fame. It may also help participants to endorse themselves or their crafts. In short, it promotes business advancement individually and corporately.

Furthermore, the show indirectly sells the idea of “the more the better” which has been commonly accepted maxim of human craving. Such inclination has infected the mindset of this generation more aggressively. Consciously or unconsciously, humans have been trying to find contentment ever since sin has polluted human lifestyle. King Solomon has personally proven that material wealth, fame, power, or achievements give no long-lasting gratification. Nevertheless, “to crave for more” could be invaluable force that may keep a person going. Believers are not exempted from craving for something.

We can find real contentment in Christ alone. Paul testifies in Philippians 4:12-13, 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Lord Jesus, please help me find contentment in You alone.

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