In a world where people are constantly looking for validation and approval, it’s easy to get caught up in the pursuit of fame.

Fame is a fickle thing, however. It can be there one minute and gone the next. And even when we have it, it’s never enough. We’re always chasing after the next big thing, the next level of success. But what does any of this really matter if we don’t have God in our lives?

God should be our number one priority. He is the only constant in our lives and the only one who truly knows us. When we put our trust in Him, He will never let us down. So instead of chasing after fame, let’s chase after God. Let these bible verses put things into perspective:

Hebrews 13:5 NIV

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”

1 John 2:15-16 NIV

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

1 Peter 1:24 NIV


All people are like grass,
    and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall

John 12:43 NIV

For they loved human praise more than praise from God.

Proverbs 19:1 NIV

Better the poor whose walk is blameless
    than a fool whose lips are perverse.

Proverbs 28:6 NIV

Better the poor whose walk is blameless
    than the rich whose ways are perverse.

Romans 12:2 NIV

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Philippians 3:18-19 NIV

For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.

Galatians 1:10 NIV

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Galatians 5:19-21 NIV

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.