I am not suggesting you shouldn't work hard, but I am suggesting that if you are defining your value by the chase-by your ambition, your work, and your achievement-then you are simply chasing after the wind, and ultimately, it is meaningless.
If we want to increase in value, multiply our successes and upgrade our state, we need to subject what we permit into our mind to the eight-point test (true, honest, just, pure, lovely, things of good report, virtue and things that are praise worthy). (See Philippians 4:8)
The Christian faith has become a cheap faith because we too often live as if it has no value. We complain when the preacher runs over a few minutes on the Sunday sermon and consider it a great inconvenience to return to services once or twice more in the same week. No wonder so much of the world does not consider our faith relevant when we are not even willing to give of our time, much less our freedom or lives, for what we say we believe in.
William Marrion Branham, Mike Murdock, Justice Kojo Bentil, Billy Graham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Dag Heward Mills, Dr. Myles Munroe, David Ibiyeomie, Jerry J. Panou, Bishop Tudor Bismark, David O. Oyedepo, Martin Luther King Jr., Rick Rigsby, T. B. Joshua, Kenneth E. Hagin, Smith Wigglesworth, Brian Houston, John C. Hagee, Victoria Osteen, Derek Prince, Adrian Pierce Rogers,