A few years ago my brother-in-law asked me if I had seen the 60 minutes interview with Tom Brady and his striking comments about the emptiness he felt despite reaching the pinnacle of success in his craft.
Every time I see this short clip my heart sinks. If you’re really in a hurry just skip to :48 seconds.
I’ve heard Ravi Zacharias say that meaninglessness doesn’t come from an abundance of pain but rather from an abundance of pleasure. Most of us can always hold onto the belief that things will get better someday, but what happens when we get everything and still feel empty?
Like Brady, many people exist with the constant thought that, “There’s gotta be more than this.”
Only God is big enough to always provide ultimate satisfaction in this life. We were made to be in relationship with the personal God who made us that way. Until we find that connection everything else will come up short.