Kate Motaung grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan before spending ten years in Cape Town, South Africa. She is married to a South African and together they have three children. Kate is the author of the e-book, Letters to Grief, hosts the Five Minute Friday blog link-up, and has contributed to several other online publications. She blogs at Heading Home and can be found on Twitter @k8motaung.
Let's face it.
We pursue a lot of things in this world.
Too many things.
We pursue happiness. A future spouse. Parenthood.
We pursue attention. Titles. Qualifications.
We pursue money. Status. Comfort.
We pursue peace. Health. Equality.
The United States Declaration of Independence states that we are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Will Smith starred in a movie about it.
Many of these are admirable goals to desire and seek to attain.
But what ought to be our ultimate pursuit?
Others may phrase the same question this way: "What are we here for?"
Isaiah 43:7 tells us that God created us for His glory.
The first answer of the Westminster Shorter Catechism states that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
If this is true, then we should make every effort to test whether our earthly pursuits are bringing Him glory.
As we pursue our eternal home, may we be in constant pursuit of His glory.
Today, ask yourself the question: What am I pursuing?
"So we make it our goal to please Him ...." (2 Corinthians 5:9)
This is Day 8 of 'Defining Home in 31 Days.'