There have been sad news all around. News of economic recession and retrenchment.
People around me are quite downcast. All their efforts (chasing after) and their dreams flushed down the drain. They fought, endured, worked their heart out but at the end of the day, achieved nothing significant.
Ask yourselves: is your chase, in vain?
At the end of the day, what matters?
If you pin your hopes on your job, it will disappoint you.
If you pin your hopes on money (or the wanting more of it), it will disappoint you.
It you pin your hopes on material things like big house, car, they will 'depreciate' away
"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain" (1 Corinthians 15:58).