“We overvalue nonessentials like a nicer car or house, or even intangibles like the number of our followers on Twitter or the way we look in our Facebook photos. As a result, we neglect activities that are truly essential, like spending time with our loved ones, or nurturing our spirit, or taking care of our health” (Greg McKeown, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less).
I’m guilty of spending too much time and energy over stuff that really doesn’t matter while neglecting those things that do matter. This culture has mastered the art of valuing what is worthless and trashing the sort of treasures that no one can put a price tag on. Even those within the Church culture sometimes get mixed up on what really matters and what doesn’t.
The Bible says to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and everything else will fall into place. All those things that money can’t buy will be yours if you make God your first priority. Otherwise, you end up chasing after all the wrong things and end up with basically nothing in the end.
Seeking after God in true faith is never a wasted effort.