The Meaning of Life
Nena Arias | September 9, 2019
When the foundations of life, that are set by our Creator, are tampered with or ignored in the minds of humans, everything of true meaning in life is lost. The age-old fight against God and the way we are to have a relationship with him to understand life, when rejected, causes the human race to go haywire in every direction and adrift like a ship without a rudder only to crash against a rocky coast and fall apart.
Humans become enamored with change thinking that without change there is no progress. However, the danger with a “change mentality” simply for the sake of change is that there is always a very real pitfall to also remove the foundations that should never be moved. A “throwing the baby out with the bath water”, so to speak. So, in that sense I ask you, is “change” always for the better? Where is discarding our true design by our Creator, and his meaning of life, simply to introduce change, taking people? Why have so many people decided to trade a foundation of solid footing with unchanging principles established by an infinite mind, for the quicksand of being led by their emotions and feelings?
What does it mean to be human? The question, ‘Who am I’, up until a few decades ago, was not a hard question to answer. But as we are clearly seeing, more and more in modern times, people don’t know who they are. Why are we having such a widespread identity crisis in our society? There are people going as far as to say they were born in the wrong body. Some men want to be women, and some women want to be men, and what is worse is that society is saying that’s okay and perfectly acceptable. Too many people are removing all the guidelines that keep life sane and coherent, thinking they are setting themselves free only to find out they have enslaved themselves and have built their own prison around them. Suicide is dangerously on the rise because too many people can’t find their way or meaning in life deciding there is no point to life and make the choice to end theirs. Poverty has nothing to do with it because suicide is often prevalent among the affluent.
I recently heard the story of a prominent doctor who had a successful practice and seemed to be fulfilled in his life and career. One day he wrote a note for his wife saying, “Some die naturally, and others take their own life as I am doing.” And he ended his life at his kitchen table late one night as his wife slept in their bedroom. What causes this despair and hopelessness to set in to this degree?
It is clear that when we remove the basic components of the meaning of life, like origin, purpose and destiny, which only come from God, we get totally lost and self-destruct.
Malcolm Muggeridge assessed the detoured human existence in the following quote:
“So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over--a weary, battered old brontosaurus--and became extinct.”
God’s Word in Psalms 14:1, put it this way, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.”
Dear reader: it is very clear by all the evidence that to find the true meaning of life we must not separate from the life-giver, our Creator.