Nowadays, there is this trend on social media, in which everybody wants to meet/obtain some sort of goal. Whether it’s a relationship goal, a career goal, or a materialistic goal. Basically, If something looks glamorizing it’s considered “goals.” I mean, there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting something that looks appealing, but I think it becomes a problem when that specific “goal” is being idolized. I see people on social media worshipping other people’s seemingly “perfect” relationship, or a persons seemingly “perfect” life/lifestyle. I think sometimes we forget we are on the outside looking in, and those things that appear to be perfect are not always what they seem. It happens to the best of us. We paint this perfect picture of what we want our lives to be like because social media makes it look so glamorizing. We all want nice things, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but lets not forget the ultimate, most eternal goal we must seek to obtain before anything else. Which is: To be more like Christ. Okay, so maybe it doesn’t sound as “cool” lol, but let’s be real, would you rather chase after a goal that can only offer you temporary happiness or would you rather chase after a goal that gives more than it takes, a goal that is eternal. A goal with never ending satisfactions, and constant joy. Most of all a goal that offers peace of mind. There is nothing more searched for and desired in this life than peace of mind. I see it all too often. You get the “perfect” relationship, the “perfect” car, the “perfect” job, the “perfect” dream house, but you’re empty. You’re unhappy….you’re feeling like something is missing. That’s because you have searched and chased after all you think you want but neglected the one thing you truly need. You can never find fulfillment, or satisfaction in the temporary pleasures of life. No matter how glamorous it appears to be, it can never satisfy you like Jesus can.
As tempting as it is, to want what the world hopelessly chases after in order to feel accomplished, it is much more rewarding to chase after a more eternally fulfilling goal: To be all that Christ wants us to be and emulate all that He is. Christ is and should be our number one goal before anything else. The Bible says : “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all other things shall be added unto you.” Mathew 6:33. This verse is nothing short of true. God wants us to live happily, he wants us to desire and obtain the finer things in life, but ultimately he wants us to seek him. When we do, everything else we desire falls into place. We just have to remember who matters the most.