Answer: In this materialistic and competitive society, everyone is busy with and struggling for realizing his dreams. Some for feeding their families; some for eating, drinking and having fun; some for succeeding in the imperial exam so as to distinguish themselves and glorify their ancestors. However, no matter how they’re striving and struggling, though they get very rich and have very high fame and position, they still take nothing with them when they die. Therefore, many people are confused, we are bustling around all days, but what on earth are we pursuing? God’s word says, “One exhausts a lifetime’s worth of energy fighting against fate, spends all of one’s time bustling about trying to feed one’s family and shuttling back and forth between wealth and status. The things that people treasure are family, money, and fame; they view these as the most valuable things in life. All people complain about their fates, yet still they push to the back of their minds the questions that it is most imperative to examine and understand: why man is alive, how man should live, what the value and meaning of life is. All of their lives, however many years that may be, they just rush about seeking fame and fortune, until their youth has fled, until they become gray and wrinkled; until they see that fame and fortune cannot stop one’s slide toward senility, that money cannot fill the emptiness of the heart; until they understand that no one is exempt from the law of birth, aging, sickness, and death, that no one can escape what fate has in store.” God’s word is so real and practical. Many people spend their all days pursuing family, money, and fame and regard these as their treasures. But no matter whether they get it or not in the end, they all can’t escape from the arrangement of their fate, the emptiness of their heart, much less the law of birth, aging, sickness, and death.
Actually, God arranges for us to come to this world to perform our duties and finish our missions. Yet, what we pursue completely run counter to God’s will, so we all live very painfully, emptily and meaninglessly. Then what should we pursue so that we can live a valuable and meaningful life? God says, “People live their lives under the laws of fate laid out for them by the Creator, and for any rational person with a conscience, coming to terms with the Creator’s sovereignty and knowing His authority over the course of their several decades on earth is not a difficult thing to do. … If one views life as an opportunity to experience the Creator’s sovereignty and come to know His authority, if one sees one’s life as a rare chance to perform one’s duty as a created human being and to fulfill one’s mission, then one will necessarily have the correct outlook on life, will live a life blessed and guided by the Creator, will walk in the light of the Creator, know the Creator’s sovereignty, come under His dominion, become a witness to His miraculous deeds and to His authority.” From God’s word, we get to see when we come before God and obey His sovereignty over our entire life, we’ll find God has meticulous arrangements for each one’s life, like the families in which we were born, the education we have, our marriages, our jobs and so on. If we use our hearts to feel, we’ll see God’s sovereignty and authority is everywhere. When we have seen God’s sovereignty and enjoyed God’s blessings, we’ll even more feel attachment to God, praise God, and testify to God. Then we’ll gradually have the resolution to pursue the truth and spend the entire life living for God and loving God. At that time, we’ll cherish each day and each moment we live, cherish the chances God gives us to experience the life and perform the duty as creation. Only in this way, can we live a valuable and meaningful life!