For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul. Matthew 16:26
The above scripture is one that should be reflected upon often. In a world that justisfies and exalts the necessity to possess many things-from the best job, to the big houses, the luxury cars, etc., etc., etc, it is easy to lose sight of our primary objective (seeking God instead of seeking things). Because we live in a world that places value on how much we have tangibly, we miss what we have spirtually. And if we are not careful, and allow the world's system to get into our system, we will start to behave like them.
What does it profit us to gain the world, but lose our soul? What do we profit when we trade God's peace for the peace of the world.
I'll tell you what we profit-absolutely nothing! Everything that is of the world holds no value in the kingdom of God. What God has for us and chooses to bless us with, is where the value is; not because of the things, but because of where they came from-God Himself.
There are so many people who work constantly; never to get full enjoyment of their labor. God created the world in six days and took the time to look over everything He made and saw that "it was very good." Now if God can take time to enjoy the work of His labor, surely you can take time out to enjoy yours. In our desire to obtain more and more of wordly possessions, we tend to overwork ourselves; leaving us no time for enjoyment and relaxation. It is a needful thing for us to take time out to enjoy what we have accomplished.
Did you know that it is a gift from God for man to find enjoyment in all his labor(See Ecclasiastes 2:24)? If we are trying to make things happen in our life on our own, we will soon find ourselves frustrated and possibly disappointed. Working in our own strength will leave us exhausted. But if we will seek God about everything we do, we will find that He will lead, guide, direct, and give us the anointing we need to complete the task at hand. Remember: Nothing will ever work until we learn to trust in God's grace. BE BLESSED!