"Godliness with contentment is great gain" — The Apostle Paul (in his First Letter to Timothy 6:6)
Looking around, one may see how the world strives for glory and gain. He may feel as if he is getting nowhere much and that if he wants to hope for any sort of meaning, he'd better start living like a winner. It says in the Bible that "godliness with contentment is great gain". It also says that we should withdraw ourselves from those who would say that physical gain in itself is godliness (1 Timothy 6:5).
You see, in God's kingdom (this new economy still underground, yet ever on the rise and very shortly on the horizon) the greatest thing one can have in this life is a love for Jesus and a desire to please him, coupled with contentment. Contentment in that way of life. A life devoted to Christ.
If you feel like you can't make it to where you're supposed to be (as in, where the world says you're supposed to be), smile. You weren't made for ever-melting fool's gold. Your status with the world isn't what counts in the long haul. Then turn around and face your Maker; the one who loved you so much he died for you. But greater still, he lives for you. So live for him alone, and find that the place you are is right where you were supposed to be. Suggested complimenting song: "78 Eatonwood Green"