What was your most significant accomplishment yesterday, last week, last year, over the last decade?
Accomplishment is measured in many different ways by different people. For some, accomplishment is earning more money, fame, notoriety, for others, having children and nurturing a family, building meaningful relationships, for others, recreation, time on the golf course, retirement, idling in the sun. And the list goes on.
But what is the one accomplishment that is going to matter the most in the long run? Is it the accumulated wealth, one’s position in their community, recreation that can grow stale, or even family and relationships that can endure for a time then fall victim to competing interests or even death?
Success in career, family and fulfillment have their role to play in a purposeful life, but there is one accomplishment above all others that brings the whole human experience together in the most meaningful way and for the greatest good in the long run. And it’s what we learn about God.
What we learn about God permeates every activity we are involved with and blesses it.
God is all the good we could ever hope for. God is our Life. God is Truth. God is the Principle of the universe. God is yesterday, today and tomorrow. God is All. God is the source of all health, happiness, meaning, value and worth. When you have God, you have anything and everything that could possibly matter.
Fortune comes and goes. Fame fades. Family members can go separate ways. Relationships can change, even disappear. But God is forever.
What you learn about God delivers you from the shortcomings of the world and lifts you to the blessings of heaven. What you learn about God always takes you to a better place in thought and experience. What you learn about God helps you defeat evil, suffering, lack and loss. What you learn about God will bless you more than any other knowledge you could possibly gain.
What you learn about God is the most significant accomplishment of all.