I can attest to the above personally.
I did not have my priorities where they needed to be for far too long and, quite frankly, I was worshipping the wrong master.
"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." (Matthew 6:24)
I chased after money and the selfish things of this world like they were the only things that would fulfill me. Dreaming of becoming a millionaire and staring at stock charts (even "in" church) became an obsession. Gratefully, the Lord was very patient with me, and I finally came to understand what master I SHOULD be serving ("thank you" Jesus!).
You see, the world has almost a hypnotic trance on us all. Satan has many, many tools to get us sidetracked and distracted. If it's not money, maybe it's a job, hobby, working out, politics, or even family. "Anything" we put ahead of God, is the master we are serving. Take some time and think about where your priorities lay right now.
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." (Matthew 7:13-14)
Don't chase after the temptations of this world, nor listen to the enemy's lies (they'll only lead to heartache and a place you sure don't want to be in the end). Trust that God has a better plan for your life. Don't wait until something "happens" to take this step.
God wants you to be closer to Him, because He knows the closer you are to Him, the further away you'll be from the world.
"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." (Matthew 6:33)