it's not a matter of how hard you work, how much you make, what you have, how successful you are...what matters is that you do all that for God, there's something wrong when we do everything for ourselves, for our own good pleasure, our own comfort and ease, and not for the sole purpose of pleasing God and giving all glory to Him.
we were made for God alone and will only be truly happy with Him alone.
God may give you money today and take it all away tomorrow, then where is your happiness? a truly wise man will seek to obtain God above all else, and by doing so will be joyful and at peace no matter what God gives and takes away...because a wise man knows God takes care of all his needs...
and does faith make us weak? not at all, faith is trust in God based on reason rather than visual proof, and it takes a strong person(strong by the grace of God) to place their trust in God and believe what He says and follow all His commands and teachings, even going as far as being nailed to the cross with Him...figuratively speaking, as so many of the saints were,
faith drives us to keep going, to keep enduring...but it's those who give up because of how hard things are that are weak, we don't give up to seek harder things do we?...well, not intentionally anyways, because in all truth, to abandon our faith and seek a path other than Christs path is to make things far harder than they were, because without Christ there to help carry our cross, it will surely crush us.
true strength is in and from God alone, without God you are nothing and without strength, so in all honesty, you are weak, we all are, and it takes a very humble man to admit to that...while on the other hand, it's a very proud man who says "I am strong on my own" and pride is only being a liar with yourself, it is the vice of lies, and lies come from a weakness within ourselves, from a fear of not wanting to face something, or to be more specific, of not wanting to face the truth.
faith is not making you submissive, faith only teaches you that we are all completely and utterly dependent on God for everything, what makes you really submissive is the fact that without God you can do nothing, but that is true no matter what you believe, so it's not something that just happens because of what you do or believe, it's true all the time, and you either accept it or you don't, but that doesn't change a thing.
money may be essential in this life, and quite necessary, but it won't make you happy, as many famous actors and singers and other wealthy people discovered right before committing suicide...when you get everything you want in this life, then it all seems so meaningless...and it's true, having everything you want from the material world is very empty, because while you may love money and things...they don't love you back,
what will really give us purpose in life and meaning and joy, is God...
to love is wonderful...but to be loved is indescribable, especially to be loved by God, whose love is perfect, and which we do not deserve, which we will be asking Him of for all eternity, why He loves us?
love is also a mystery to us, we do not fully understand it by any means, and will not completely 100% understand it for all eternity, because God Himself is love, and His love is infinite...we can somewhat understand love now, by comparing it with the feelings it brings, or with what it inspires us to do...but in heaven we will see love and experience it and express it in ways we cannot now imagine...
sorry to ramble on...but do you not see that there is a much greater goal in life? this life is short and very often disappointing...it's not worth spending so much time on...figuratively speaking...because why spend so much time and hard work on something you're just going to have to lose eventually? why not spend as much time as you can earning treasure in heaven?
if you see the true value of anything, you will see that there is no real value in money or worldly success, although those things are useful, but they go away...and what you're deciding between here is not merely faith and money/success, but heaven and hell! it's not easy to get to heaven, we climb up to heaven, which takes strength, but hell is easy to go to, it's a steep road, and we can move very swiftly down it with no effort at all...
we've spoken several times before on similar things...and i am very curious, do you read any books on the lives and writings of the saints? or any catholic literature on the spiritual life at all? and if so, what ones have you read?
i think i've said it before, but i'll say it again, your understanding of the Catholic faith is very poor, if you really knew the teachings of Christ and His church, you would not be saying or wondering these things...you need to learn your faith more extensively, especially in matters of virtue and the meaning of life(to know, love, and serve God in this life, so that we may be happy with Him in the next) i'm not saying this to be mean(and i apologize if i come off that way) but i just want to encourage you to seek out a better Catholic education, so that you're not so burdened with these confusions and misunderstandings of the faith.