Isn't There More Than This?
One professional figure that has spoken articulately about deep discontent in the midst of great success in a way that you might resonate with is Tom Brady, who has won five Super Bowls as of right now.
He made it to the top and thought “There’s got to be more than this.”
Here’s a guy who has more money than he or his children will ever need, he’s been named MVP multiple times, he’s won five Super Bowl rings, he’s married to a supermodel, he has a beautiful house—he has it all. From a human perspective, he’s climbed to the top of the mountain. But it’s like he’s scratching his head with his five Super Bowl rings, grumbling, and saying, “There’s got to be more than this.” It’s like he’s watched an overhyped movie.
This is a common theme for those who’ve reached the top. If you have gotten to that place, it is actually a tremendous blessing. You’ve seen the hole in the bottom and now the answer is to go to what the Bible says, which provides not only a diagnosis of the problem, but a solution to the problem.
Our own complaints are not caused by our outward circumstances; rather, they reveal the inward condition of our hearts.
Are you content with what you have—with your calling in life, your marital status, your income bracket, your home?
There is no doubt about it—the Bible is a big-picture book that calls us to big-picture living.