Redefining life fulfillment with God’s word can be a tricky subject, as it’s not a topic that is commonly discussed in the Christian world. However, in this blog, we will explore different definitions of life fulfillment from different faith practitioners and provide three new insights to help you redefine your life fulfillment God’s way.
Section 1: Understanding Life Fulfillment
Many faith practitioners define fulfilled life in their way. I found a blog article titled “What is a fulfilled life faith forum,” where Rajan Zed provided a platform for faith practitioners to express their definitions of a fulfilled life. Here are some of the definitions:
Senior Pastor Dawn Blundell: a fruitful life with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Minister Karen Foster: an interdependent web that moves us towards altruistic life.
Rabbi Elizabeth Beyer: where our body becomes a dwelling place for the divine.
Philosophy/Religion Professor Kenneth G. Lucey: a good life with many accomplishments and a good family.
Muslim Community President Sherif A. Elfass: when we fulfill our role in this life to the best of our abilities, a life of purpose and satisfaction.
Buddhist Priest Matthew T. Fisher: a life where you do not worry about the past and future but live in each precious moment of NOW.
Hindu Monk Swami Vedananda: to determine a life goal, pursue it, and accomplish it for complete satisfaction, with no more desires in mind.
Greek Orthodox Church Priest Stephen R. Karcher: a well-lived life that is harmonized with God’s purpose and plan.
Lead Pastor Bryan Smith: “A fulfilled life is only found in Jesus!”
But as a Christian, it’s essential to understand what the Bible says about living a fulfilled life. Let’s explore that further.
Section 2: Discovering Life Fulfillment in God’s Way
My journey to life fulfillment began when my career hit a rock, and I didn’t know what to do. I saw an executive coach hoping he could help me plan for the next steps. After much effort to affirm my abilities to boost my lost confidence, he asked me, “What would make you happy?”
That’s when I realized that my successful career did not bring ultimate fulfillment and satisfaction. I wanted a happy family and children. As soon as I gave voice to this deep heart desire, God started to orchestrate everything to fulfill this desire of mine, and I met my husband through volunteer work.
From my personal experience, a fulfilled life is a life lived through connection with God and growing intimacy with Him. A successful career, a happy family, or a powerful ministry are the byproducts of a fulfilled life through a deeper relationship with God.
According to Dr. Gary Smalley, in his blog post titled “Finding fulfillment in life,” we won’t find fulfillment when we look for it in people, places, or things. Instead, true fulfillment comes from seeking God and building a relationship with Him.
Section 3: Three New Insights into Redefining Life Fulfillment God’s Way
Now, let me share three new insights into redefining life fulfillment with God’s Word.
Life fulfillment in God means you served God’s purpose in your generation.
God created us with a purpose, and God has given us the skills and talents necessary to fulfill that purpose. When we discover our unique purpose, we can then pursue it with all our hearts, knowing that we are fulfilling God’s plan for our lives. When we fulfill that purpose, we live a life of fulfillment. In Acts 13:36, it says, “David served God’s purpose in his generation.” Similarly, we must serve God’s purpose in our generation to experience fulfillment.
Life fulfillment in God means you are satisfied with God.
We often pursue external things, such as material possessions, to try and fill a void in our lives. However, true fulfillment can only be found in God. When we seek Him first, everything else falls into place, and we find true satisfaction. True satisfaction comes from a deep relationship with God. Psalm 107:9 says, “For He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” As we seek God, we will find satisfaction and fulfillment in Him.
Life fulfillment in God means complete satisfaction in being a child of God.
When we realize that we are children of God and that He loves us unconditionally, we can rest in the knowledge that we are enough. We don’t have to strive to prove ourselves or earn His love because we already have it.
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Section 4: Removing Hindrances in Experiencing Life Fulfillment
Dissatisfaction can be a symptom of a deeper issue. Lack of genuine connection with God, self, and others is the root cause. Childhood trauma, generational patterns, and personal experience can taint your view and belief of God, self, and others, as in The Lens of Love. With Healing Relationship Coaching, you can restore those genuine connections for a fulfilled life.
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