Relational options, economic options and spiritual options, all led to more opportunities.
From the outside looking in, it would appear the progression of life and the increasing chance to have and do more would be wonderful. In and of itself this is true.
However, I have found if I am not careful, I can become overwhelmed by options.
Ironically, the same feelings that existed with limited options can be just as prevalent as our options increase. You see, the presence of options can breed discontent and lead to dissatisfaction. In fact, in many ways, life was so much simpler when my options were limited.
As I read the words of Solomon, he reminds us how futile the things of this life can be. Because of this, I am reminded of the need to constantly reassess what I value most.
The same joy can be found when our options are limited or when they are many and varied. The point is to remember, options are really opportunities and each opportunity is a chance to experience life in a different way.
Rather than being overwhelmed by options in any context, we need to rediscover the beauty of living and the joy that comes from every new experience.
So, as you survey the landscape of your life; if you find yourself struggling with the lack of contentment and dissatisfaction life’s options or lack thereof can bring, remember, you can be overwhelmed by options or you can find joy in the opportunities those options bring.
The question is which option will you choose!
Ecclesiastes 2:11, “Yet when I considered all the works that my hands had accomplished and what I had toiled to achieve, I found everything to be futile, a pursuit of the wind; there was nothing to be gained under the sun.”