When you’re growing up, there are lots of things to look forward to: graduating from high school, starting college, finding a mate. You might look forward to having your first child, buying your first house, or getting your favorite car.
But there comes a point in time when you have those things and you start to think, “What’s left?” It’s at this point that some people start focusing on their jobs, their careers, or their companies. Or they start a new hobby or learn a new skill.
I’ve seen some people look forward to an upcoming vacation, a special trip, or an ocean cruise. Other people look forward to paying off all of their debt or finally fixing up their house. Some people look forward to losing weight or gaining muscle.
Is There Anything to Look Forward to in Life?
Do you find yourself growing more and more tired each day? Do people ask you why you’re so listless, why you don’t smile, or why you don’t have more joy in your life? Do you find yourself going to bed sooner and sooner each night?
Is your routine a rut? Are you living on auto-pilot, just going through the motions? Do you do something daily and think to yourself, “Didn’t I just do this?” Is time passing by with little or no meaning? What is the meaning of your life?
Do self-help books and podcasts make you angry and resentful? Do you ever feel like you don’t have a purpose in life, like you have no goals, like no one needs you anymore? You may be wondering if there is anything to look forward to in life.
10 Things You Can Look Forward to in Life
This list is going to be different for everybody, but here’s what I look forward to in life:
- Giving Gifts
- Hanging Out with Friends
- Going on a Road Trip
- Finishing a Blog Post
- Meeting Jesus
Where is the hope? I meet millions of people who feel demoralized by the decay around us. The hope that each of us has is not in who governs us, or what laws we pass, or what great things we do as a nation. Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people. And that’s where our hope is in this country. And that’s where our hope is in life.” -Charles “Chuck” Wendell Colson