Will we spend the greatest years of our life striving and straining to attain a dream which will never completely satisfy us rather than living each present day in complete satisfaction? What if our most longed for dream came true? Would it satisfy us? Would we always be looking around for something better or be longing to have what someone else has? What if we obtain the perfect mate, raise successful children, rise to the top of our profession, take fabulous vacations, live in a mansion, always look gorgeous, are adored by others—will we be completely satisfied? Or—will there ALWAYS be a constant hunger for something more? Ask King Solomon. He had it all. He began his life with a spiritual hunger and requested one thing of God—wisdom. God gave him not only wisdom—but wealth, peace, riches, a vast kingdom, children—and much more. At the end of his life He wrote: “So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me. And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I kept my heart from no pleasure, for my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward for all my toil. Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun.” (Eccl. 2:9-11) What? Are you kidding me? He had it all—even the wisdom which God had given him—and he said it was “striving after the wind.” Perhaps when we are in the chase for what we want we are too busy or too blind to acknowledge that when we capture what we seek it will NEVER satisfy us. God created us to desire HIM and HE is our ONLY permanent Source of satisfaction. It is in His presence we gain COMPLETE satisfaction: “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psa. 16:11) When we strip away sin and passionately pursue His presence, we’re no longer “chasing the wind” because God made the wind and it is now under our wings. God is the COMPLETE satisfaction of our GREATEST desire!