Do you crave meaning? (Part 1)

Written by Darren Hewer

Everyone has “cravings” … desires and needs that must be fulfilled. We can try to ignore them, deny them by calling them illusions, or fill them with meaningless things, but ultimately that won’t satisfy us.

Maybe these cravings, which can’t be satisfied adequately by any of the things in this world, aren’t there by accident. Maybe they are there to encourage us to look for something even greater. In fact, God has created you for meaning. If you go through life unable to connect the meaning of life to the one who gives life meaning, you will always be in a state of disconnect.

In this video (part 1 of 2), author Erwin McManus explores some of the ideas found in his book, Soul Cravings. Here he focuses on making meaningful things the central part of our lives. We encourage you to watch, and explore our Soul Cravings website if you’re interested in learning more.

Watch part 2 here

Do you identify with longing for meaning in life? Have you felt frustrated as you tried to ignore them, deny them, or fill them with ultimately meaningless things? Feel free to contact us by email or comment below if you’d like to share your thoughts.

3 Responses to “Do you crave meaning? (Part 1)”

  • Andrew says:


    I am thankful that you enjoy reading the posts on this site. If you ever have any other questions one of our mentors would love to hear from you. God Bless

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  • Glenna says:

    The words of one song go “will the last word ever spoken be ‘Why?'” This phrase grabbed my attention when I was in my teens.
    I think the search for meaning is very important to us and, when we find it, is the answer to the question ‘Why?’.

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