Is the rat race "The pursuit of happiness?"

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Dear reader, this is your sunday morning breakfast blog, eat slowly...

There was a movie called the “Pursuit of Happiness” and it had core points of working hard, striving for the mastery, doing what you got to do to come out of poverty and eventually getting rich. However, from start to finish not once did it tell the truth, of where true happiness comes from.

Not once did the movie give credit to our Heavely Father for the success, not once did

happiness go hand in hand with the joys of salvation, and as the story was from a worldly and hollywood worldview, Jesus Christ was never mentioned.

The story could make one think that financial wealth is "happiness" that getting rich and working hard to get there is happiness.

The film boasted temporary measures, for a finite existence. So, can the pursuit of financial wealth give you happiness?....Let's talk..

I've recently had a better understanding of people who love money and chase it all day are victims of misplaced devotion and purpose. When a man gives the majority of his time and effort to pursue self-centered ambition, the love of God does not reside in him (well at least when he or she is in that mindset) I am not talking about your day job but more of your mindset just to make sure we are not mixing words in this blog, let me setup some scriptural foundations:

Deuteronomy 6:5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

The Lord was clear to Solomon and is clear to us today when He say’s

”…acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.”

God does not mix his words or water them down, and in this blog I will be straight talking.

We who have the hope for better and greater things need to know and live like we are going somewhere! I speak of salvation, I speak of heaven.

Do you wonder why believers (Christians) weigh ourselves down with the burdens and deceptions of being “filthy rich”, “big rollers” or have “superstar fever”?

These are dreams of those who do not know and love Elohim, Yahweh our Heavenly Father.

"💰 Money Lovers" are those who live in the rat race and reside in spiritual darkness, they behave as if they have not seen or loved the light that is Christ Jesus.

What is a rat race you may ask?