Preaching To Myself: Never ever in the Bible does God claim that you have to be successful before He loves you. We've bought into a lie sold to us by our materialistic, advertiser controlled society that if we have a new car, a new TV, a new computer, a new purse, a new dress, a new suit, new designer shoes ... if we have the best the world has to offer ... that those things will make us happy. God cares nothing for those things. He cares about us. This is not an excuse to be lazy, but rather a reason for being content with what we have.
1 Timothy 6:6-11 ESV: "Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs."