Charlie's Blog: Arrival



Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

It is important to know what you want out of life. You need to know what you want, so you can stop pursuing it once you have it. Too many people don't know what they want in life and keep going past the thing they should want. They are dissatisfied because they have no clue that they have arrived. This is because they do not know their destination in life.

I used to think that people's desires for their lives were relative. I do not believe this anymore. I think we are hardwired with an innate desire for the same fundamental thing. People want a quiet life in a simple home with a loving family. When people want something other than this, someone has convinced them, or they have convinced themselves to settle for some sick substitute. No substitute will satisfy.

Once someone accepts the quiet life as their destination, they do not always get there. Things happen in life that serve as detours from the path towards this destination. This is tragic, but it does not change the destination. This is not the worst thing that can happen to someone.

The worst thing that can happen to someone is to arrive at that destination and not realize it or recognize it for what it is. Happiness eludes people in this life because they did not have the presence of mind to realize that they had arrived. This realization usually comes after they have squandered their blessing. That is really dumb.

There is nothing better in this world than a quiet and simple life. All other desires in the heart will have to be satisfied in the life after this one. But when it comes to life under the sun, the quiet life cannot be beaten. Anything else is a counterfeit of this precious thing. Don't let anyone deprive you of it or talk you out of it. Be grateful to God that He brought you to this destination in life.