There are plenty of ways we can try and find meaning and purpose in this life. In Ecclesiastes 2, Solomon looked for these things in entertainment, food, drink, art, beauty, wealth, and sex. Ultimately, he discovered that they could never satisfy him. However, when he stopped expecting these things to do for him what only God could do and rather received them as good gifts, he found the ability to find joy in both the gift and the giver.
Check out more from my latest sermon in Ecclesiastes.