For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.
Philippians 1:10‭-‬11 NLT

People often feel like something is missing in their lives. They’ll say if they only had a husband or wife or children they would be happy. If they only had a house they would be complete. If they only had a better career they would be fulfilled.

All of these things are nice, but they’re missing the key ingredient. Fulfillment doesn’t come from things. Fulfillment comes from a continuously developing relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

When we put Jesus at the center of our lives and focus our attention on doing what the Father specifically asks of us, we’ll be fulfilled.

Thoughts will come that will make us think that these external things are what we need to be fulfilled, but that’s not true. We should rebuke those thoughts as quickly as they come. True fulfillment comes from God. When that’s settled in our minds, we’ll maintain our peace, joy, and contentment.