Do not pursue what is illusory — property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life — don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing. (Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
Being resigned to the work of God in my life is my pathway to peace. It is my key to living "with a steady superiority over life." When I am resigned to God's will I do not feel undo concern for the outcomes of my efforts. For example, it may not be God's will that I be financially stable in spite of my efforts. In that case, I say with cheerfulness (and with the Master) "... not my will, but yours be done."
I'm grateful for the powerful sense I have in my life of being lead by the hand every step of the way to a wonderful goal. It becomes only reasonable every day to resign myself to this wonderful reality. Solzhenitsyn's ideals just naturally work themselves out in my life. When completely resigned to the will and work of God, of course I never "pursue what is illusory — property and position."
...I obviously am not "afraid of misfortune."
...I naturally do not "yearn after happiness."
Heavenly Father: I'm so grateful that I don't have to continually try to work up the right feelings and attitudes about life. Thank You for being with me. Thank You for making the joy and balance in my life such natural outcomes of your presence! Thank You! Thank You!