The life of everyone God created are in His hands and we can only live it in His power. His will is that we live a good and fulfilled life when we focus not on ourselves but in Him.
If we choose to live our life by self–help, we could be successful by achieving our personal goals but may still have a feeling of emptiness and unfulfilled life. Jesus said for us to cleave to Him steadfastly and conform ourselves to His own way of life because self–sacrifice rather than self–help is the right way,- “My way to finding yourself, your true self” Matt 16:25(Msg)
Our hope should always be in the fact that God is merciful and He teaches us the wisdom by which we can live a fruitful and joyful life. We also need to reorder our priorities. Our values should be such that helps draw us closer to living for God. If we consider carefully, we may find out that some of the things we thought to be very important in our lives could be just worthless. As Christians, God is our priority and we should worship Him in spirit by His Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus and be proud in Him, and not in ourselves on who we are and what we have achieved.
The Bible has warned us to be careful and guard ourselves from all kinds of excessive desires, be it money, wealth or other material possessions. Life has more value than whatever we may possess.
It is better to rejoice in the Lord always than to start worrying about anything “but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.” Phil. 4:6(AMP)
Having excessive desires particularly above and beyond one‘s sources of income is the surest way to invite undue pressure on oneself which could lead to the lure to do something wrong. “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.” James 1:14. This in turn can lead to sin and death.
In Luke 12:15–21, we were given an account of a rich man ‘who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God‘. In the Wold’s perspective, wealth is everything and so most people aspires to be rich by every means possible and at all cost. Jesus explained that it is foolish to live our lives just to acquire wealth at the neglect of our spiritual growth and a good relationship with God.
It is therefore advisable that you do not set your hearts on what you will eat, drink or posses, nor be anxious for anything. Instead, seek God‘s kingdom and be at peace with Him. That is the best way to live a fulfilled and stress free life here on earth and accumulate an inexhaustible treasure in the heavens.