The video is by Faith Hill and does have a brief commercial at the beginning, but I encourage you to take a look at Secret of Life Video It asks a question that many of us ask at some point in life. What is the Secret of Life? I do not have the answers, but I do believe it has something to do with being content, with being okay with who and where you are. How do you do that? God gives each one of us a purpose or purposes for our lives. As we live out God’s calling on our lives, I believe we find that sense of contentment and fulfillment. We will know that we are going the right way. We may not be there yet, but we are where we are supposed to be in this moment.
This can mean different things for different people. Recently, I heard an internet radio interview with a bull rider who had one Rodeo Houston. He had won $50,000. He was thrilled. When asked if he was going on to the larger bull riding circuits, he said no. He obviously enjoyed the riding, but it was not where he found contentment in life. He wanted to be closer to home. Bobby Welsh knows that for him the secret of life is a balance between his bull riding and his family.
We find our passion fulfilled in different ways at different times in our lives. But in order to experience contentment, to feel that we have the Secret of Life, we have to be aware of what God wants of us and for us. If we try to figure it out on our own, we may have moments of happiness, but we will not know that deep sense of contentment.
Go. Seek and Do God’s Will. Then you will know the Secret of Life.