I don’t want fame and fortune

Category : faith

There was a time in my life that I wanted fame and fortune.  I saw those as things to aspire to.  They were the American Dream.  I wanted to travel the world in luxury, not worry about paying bills (because I was loaded) and have the freedom to do anything I wanted.

But now that I’m a Christian, I think those are things I don’t really want.  Fame and fortune do not bring happiness.  And at least from reading the news, it seems they bring more misery than anything else.

Take a look at Brett Favre.  He was idolized as having it “all.”  He was famous, successful.  He was a record setter.  He was a millionaire.  He lived the high life.  He was idolized in video games and history books.

My how things change.

I don’t know Favre personally (duh!).  For all I know he could be a great guy.  For all I know he could be a Christian and just simply lost his way.  So I offer no judgment.  All too easily the same things (or something similar) could befall any of us.

What I do offer is a growing realization that money, stuff, fame, or even friends and family, will offer us freedom and happiness.

The only thing that truly offers freedom and happiness is God.  And while that’s still a radical, shocking, revolutionary claim, it’s 100% true.

But don’t take my word for it.  Just look around at all the so-called “successful” people and you can’t help but notice the deep pain and suffering they experience – just like the rest of us.

Fame and fortune aren’t what they are cracked up to be.

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