On November the 27th 2011, a very highly respected, loved and passionate footballer called Gary Speed committed suicide. What surprised me most about his story is that two nights before his death I saw him on BBC – Final Score looking bubbly, smiling and laughing – just goes to show we can never (unless maybe you really know them) know what’s going on in someones life and more importantly in someones mind, behind the scenes.
And I couldn’t help but think “what truly makes a person content”? There’re so many stories like this one, where a person who’s had money, fame and large success find themselves doing drugs, suffering from depression or committing suicide because they feel empty inside.
And like these great people who have achieved great things, we all want to do amazing things on this Earth and reach our goals but will achieving that make us truly happy and content? If I achieve my goals I will be happy, yes, but only for a while but if I achieve nothing I’ll still be content because knowing that God loves me (despite all my mistakes and failures) brings peace and joy to my heart. That is what truly makes me content. So I want more of God, to feel more of his love, to have more hope and to know more about him so that no matter what I can still walk out of my house with a smile on my face.