As the cliche goes, "life is what we make it." Often times, we prefer to do good in order for us to be physically rewarded be it at work, at play, with family or in community. We usually see the positive comes out of good deeds. But we see sometimes the negative or the unexpected comes out of good things that we may do for others. The more we may act negatively, the more we may be in trouble, right? So, responding in the proper way may be best?
What is the proper way? For me, it is seeing this life in accordance to how I see it in my spirit that makes me stronger inside out because it is the acceptance of God's will in us that I have seen true happiness and peace in this life, being able to do my best for the love of God and of others, being able to share in His truth that makes me whole and fulfilled.
What this temporary life brings in material form can make me happy but there is no substitute to making God in me happier as I humble myself to Him and see the truth and power in His words.
A defeatist attitude some may say but if you realize what true love of God and of others really mean, your outlook goes beyond this life, for it becomes your spirit connected to God that tells you, this life is but a trial of our faith and a trial of our love of Him who created us all. Every time, we see blessings in this life made possible by God's goodness to man.
Worrying and fear of failure is what weakens man in his spirit, that is why he takes hold of material things that may eventually enslave him.
But anyone who sees happiness in the fullness of His spirit, trusting God in his faithfulness and obedience to His commands, accepting His will while he prospers His truth in this life seeing and guiding others what it means to grow stronger in spirit as against selfishness, pride, deception, malice and greed where evil may be embedded to reign in every man's heart, he may see more truth than others who may rely only on human intelligence and human wisdom, abandoning whatever realities, truth and power his spirit may bring to this life and the next.