The world says he who dies with the most toys wins. Jesus said, he who dies to himself wins his life.
In the end all the world brings is death. Death is not winning. With God, there will be no end.
When you walk in the eternal, the temporary loses power over you. “And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever” (1 John 2:17).
Lord, take away from me the desire to grow and to gather in this world. Replace it I pray, with the desire to grow and to gather for Your kingdom. The one is for but a breath, the other is for eternity.
It is when we get to heaven that we will realize what has the most value, and so we will only use gold as pavement for our streets.
Blessings to you,
"Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth." (Colossians 3:2)