This post is for those who are not yet believers in Christ or still in the early stages of their faith journey. I remember myself in those early days. Just like most others, my goal was to get ahead in life, preferably ahead of all those who knew me. The way to do it was to learn from friends or books on the subject; believe me, most friends were eager to impart their "wisdom" on survival or dealing with others, and the books were many out there, each touting its effective approaches to reach your goal or achieve happiness in life. Of course, almost none of these sources ever mentioned God ~ you were really on your own.
My question to you: if this is also your present thinking or goal, is this what life is all about? There is really so much more to it, after I have come to know Christ well. Concentrating on this life will never bring us true happiness ~ many nonbelievers have found out in time and believers know because they have tasted Christ, the source of true joy and peace. Basically, God made us this way out of love. Whether you believe what I've just said is true or not, believe in Christ to find out for yourself.