I sometimes reflect on celebrities that end their own lives and my conclusion is that money and success alone does not guarantee happiness. I think of the concept that people use about people “selling their souls to the devil.” I do not think people are necessarily engaged in a satanic ceremony renouncing their faith and pledging allegiance to Satan. I do think that very often in the pursuit of fame and success, people gradually let go of their values and principles.
The soul is described as the seat of the conscience and emotions. If we have to deny our convictions and values in order to reap success then this must be what selling one’s soul means.
We need to remember the Lord God in all that we do because he teaches us and gives us the power to gain wealth to confirm his covenant to our fathers. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
God wants us to prosper and be in good health and if we trust in him he will teach us how to gain wealth. We have to trust God to do it his way and not conform to the methods that the world uses. We commit our work to the Lord and he will cause our plans to succeed. (Proverbs 16:13)
You can succeed when you trust God to lead and follow in his footsteps. Let him direct you and he will help you to succeed.