We as brothers and sisters in Christ should know that we are trapped and in war with our flesh and its desires. But Jesus our Lord gave us a way out and to win the battle against our flesh. Man has a desire to gain what he wants. Ex. Money, Good job, family, Etc..
But are you willing to give up EVERYTHING for Christ? And i mean EVERYTHING, even your own life. For the one who seeks his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Jesus will gain it. But man is so caught up in our own desires that we tend to forget about God.. And so we made that our way of life. For what will you gain if you only desire the things of this world?.. Nothing. What profits a man who gains the world but forfeits his soul to to gain some wealth? Nothing..
I pray that we all don't turn that direction. That we won't seek our own desires but seek after God.. For like the parable of the man who found heaven and went and buried it, then went and sold ALL that he had and bought the land that he buried it in. And like the poor widow that gave all her money to God..and like the disciples of Jesus, they left everything behind just to follow him.. We as followers of Christ should be willing to give it all away,give up everything for God and make that our way of life. No more self-reliance nor self-indulgence.. But again, we all need to be willing to give it all away for God and rely on him. Love you all.