And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”
― C.S. Lewis,
Interestingly,you don’t believe in any deity as God and refer to yourself as “not religious” when in reality YOU ARE RELIGIOUS.
You can agree or disagree but it doesn’t change the fact.
Religion simple put is pursuit or interest followed with great devotion.
So for example, a religious person would pray 5 times a day to make sure that he or she is still in line “god”
You claim to not be religious yet all you think about and work to achieve all day is how to make more money,how to make yourself “Better” ( like you can achieve that on your own)
If you are pursuing career and finance so much so that your life is built on your career. Your career is your god.
If your relationship is your support and your all, it is your god.
This applies to you whether you believe in Jesus,have a faith or not.
But it’s interesting because everybody has a faith, the difference is that my faith is in Jesus while your faith is in you, your relationship or in humanity.
You will fail you,your relationship will fail you and humanity will eventually fail you too but Jesus, who created you and all that is in the planet is not ever going to fail.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever (Heb 13:8 KJV)
Jesus alone should be what you constantly run after ,Jesus alone should you be greatly devoted to.
Am I saying become a preacher and abandon your career and life goals?
However, I am saying whether you are a believer in God or Not, YOU TOO HAVE A RELIGION.
So stop deceiving yourself and accept that you are your god or accept the one true God.
You cannot be truly free without being inside Jesus.
Success, Money, power and wealth all or one of those things could be god for you and unfortunately they would never be really satisfying.
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. (Psalm 127:1-2 KJV)
Only Jesus can satisfy! Only Jesus can truly free.
Oh and when you develop a relationship with Jesus, you realize. He isn’t a religion.
He is Creator,Father,Friend and God.
He loves you.
You are loved