There is a big problem with a religion that emphasises a God that serves you and grants you power, wealth and fame. A religion that centres around you and whatever you desire. It would seem like you are the centre of all worship and attention, displacing God at the centre. There is a problem when your God is nothing more than a wish granting fairy. When your prayer requests are nothing more than a giant list of things you want God to do for you, you know that you are missing the point. You are supposed to make God the subject of your devotion and worship. It should be about getting into alignment with the will of God for your life.
You are not ready to be the salt and light of your world until you understand this. It is not about riches or poverty. Fame or obscurity. Long life or short. Good health or bad. It is about living a life that is consistent with a reality that places service to God first. The best way to understand this, is by recalling the words of Jesus, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33 ESV). Jesus calls you to a fellowship of service unto God. You worship God, you serve God and not the other way around.
There is a big problem if becoming rich and powerful is more important to you than pleasing God. Your goal should be to love the Lord with all your heart, with all your might. Get into the depth of the love of God, then your desires will be cultured by the breath of the Holy Spirit. It is at that point that you can watch your world. That is when God will be committed to granting your heart’s desire. Since your desires are now in alignment with his own. And you are no longer serving yourself or obsessed with your personal betterment. You are not ready for the things of eternal value until you get to that point where you put God first, others second, and yourself last.