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What Do We Do When Lots of Other Things Seem More Satisfying Than God?

Think about all the things that you find exciting or satisfying in your life. Some examples:

  • Binging on that new Netflix series.
  • Reading that book that’s so hard to put down.
  • The appetizers at that favorite restaurant of yours.
  • That girl/guy in your class/workplace you’re finding it hard to stop thinking about.
  • Your favorite team’s next game.
  • All the interesting things you’ve got going on in your job.
  • An excellent report card (and maybe a scholarship that goes with it).
  • Your kids: seeing them reach the next milestone, thinking about their future, and so on.
  • That hobby that makes you so impatient for the weekend.

With all those things in mind, here’s a question: why is it so easy to be preoccupied with all these things, while it’s often so hard to pursue God? And for that matter, what can we do to fight against that?