Meaningless – A Poem

This is a short poem that I wrote in my journal in 2004. It expresses how I still feel today about my life and my God.

Meaningless

Without God EVERYTHING is
meaningless, meaningless, without meaning

Without God my comings and goings
my work and toil, all my efforts are
without purpose

No God = No purpose
God is my purpose
Pleasing God gives my life meaning

I never want to be
without meaning
without God

Are you looking for meaning and purpose in your life? No matter what you do with or in your life, meaning can only be found in living to glorify God. This doesn’t mean that you have to be a pastor, church worker, or missionary. It simply means that in all that you do, whatever you have chosen to do to occupy your time, that you do it to your best ability and give God the glory for the blessings you enjoy and the talents He has given you to do it.

For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen. Romans 11:36 (NLT).

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.

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9 Responses

  1. I am so thrilled that you have your journals to go back to as He leads, and find these gems, these most precious poems. Love how Linda saw it helping someone looking at the meaninglessness of their life! Oh, that is true like this poem! And how Ann showed that having everything but God still leaves us so empty and wanting. Jesus fixes everything, doesn’t He. Love that , love the poem and love you! God bless!

    • Deb, Who would have thought all this excitement over such a silly little poem? 😉 In part, I was just being lazy because I didn’t have anything to write. But I guess that was part of His plan. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  2. No God = No purpose. I had to try it both ways to see that.

    I like that your poem is a good fit not only for Believers who already live to serve Him, but also for folks who feel meaningless and can’t figure out why.

    Very profound, not a silly little poem…

    • Linda, Thanks. I never thought of it being something for “folks who feel meaningless and can’t figure out why.” I knew there was a reason He drew me back to it to post today. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  3. Linda

    This is a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing.

    “It simply means that in all that you do, whatever you have chosen to do to occupy your time, that you do it to your best ability and give God the glory for the blessings you enjoy and the talents He has given you to do it.”

    We can spend all our lives and effort and energy amassing all life has to offer but without Him, the rewards will only be empty and temporary. All is indeed meaningless without Him.

    Blessings,
    ann

    • Ann, Thank you for your encouraging comment. I hesitated to post this one because in a way it seems like such a silly little poem that I just jotted down in my journal. I’m not even sure I thought of it as a poem when I wrote it, but when I re-read it, it seemed to be a poem indeed. I’m pretty sure I was reading Ecclesiastes at the time. 🙂 Now there’s an interesting book of the Bible. You have to get to the end before you find that although Solomon keeps saying everything is meaningless, that’s not the case when God is in it. Peace, Linda

      • Linda,

        That was a nice poem . ( I started out my response as ‘Thanks, Deb’. lol)

        Regardless of what we do, He has to be in it for it to matter!

        Blessings
        ann

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