When we seek God first in everything we do we find His favor in our lives. He may not give us everything we want when we want it, but we can rest assured we are following His will for our lives. Proverbs 8:35-36 says, 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death. Very little good can come from a life of selfish ambition. We may succeed at life, but ultimately we will miss the mark for things that ultimately matter in the light of eternity.