The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:1-6)
The greatest fulfillment in your life will come in knowing Christ. However, many of us fall into the trap of thinking we can find fulfillment in other things and other people. We try to find fulfillment in our careers, our relationships, our families, our possessions, our talents, and the list goes on and on. However, we will never be filled up by anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ.
To take it one step further, serving Christ will not give you fulfillment the way that spending time with Him will. Fulfillment will not come because you have been useful in service or that He used you to do this or that. Your greatest fulfillment in your life will come because you have spent time alone with Him. While service and obedience are significant parts of the Christian walk, they don’t mean much if you don’t spend quality time with the One you are serving and obeying. If your cup is half full or half empty, whichever way you look at it, the reason it feels like it’s not to the brim is because you have been filling it with the wrong thing. When you focus on knowing Him, it will take you over the top.