Have you heard about the “cult of celebrity”? it’s the obsession and fascination with fame..most people would do anything to gain fame, power, money and influence…why is that? is it because we think fame will give us happiness? Is it because we think fame and money will solve all our problems?
the sad truth is most celebrities are not happy…it’s very common to hear most of these celebrities battling with depression, drug addiction, unhealthy relationships/lifestyles and untimely deaths…you would think with all the talent, fame, money and influence they have, they would be leading lives of contentment….so what gives?
When we lack a relationship with God, we’ll always try to fill up the void with things from this world…
when our cup of LOVE is empty we’ll always seek it from others…however this world can’t satisfy our thirst or fill up our souls, it can never give us that which only God can…
even after we posses the money, fame, influence and power, if we don’t have the JOY, LOVE and PEACE of God we’ll always feel empty…because it’s all meaningless compared to the eternal glory of God. All this will pass, but his LOVE is eternal…
1 John 2:15-16 (ESV)
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life —is not from the Father but is from the world.
Matthew 16:26 (ESV)
26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?
1 John 2:17 (ESV)
17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.