For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
A few weeks ago, I sampled the highly-praised Quest Bar. It didn’t disappoint. It was chewy, sweet, decadent, and filling. Both flavors I tried (lemon cream pie and strawberry cheesecake) are to die for. Quest Bars are quite possibly the best snack bar I have ever had, and I could easily become an addict.
One night as I was struggling to fall asleep, I started thinking about their name and slogan.
…On a Quest
The company’s “mission is to revolutionize food and make healthy eating fun.”
But what is my mission?
The Declaration of Independence affirms that I can have the “pursuit of happiness.”
What am I pursuing?
Is fun and happiness all there is to life?
Matthew 6:33 says, “…Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness…”
What am I seeking?
If I am seeking happiness in anything other than God, I will never find it. Money runs out. Good grades will only get me a piece of paper. No matter how much I eat, I will be hungry again. Friends are imperfect and will fail. God is eternal, sufficient, righteous, and gracious.
I could become a national magazine photojournalist, a triathlon winner, a cookbook publisher, or a fashion week designer. However, if I have lost my zeal to serve God, my life is aimless.
When I strive for Him, seek to know Him, and pursue a life revolutionized by Him, I will have a proper quest.
What is your quest?
Eat your Quest and know it too.