"You are a shield around me, O Lord; my glorious One, who lifts up my head. To the Lord I cry aloud, and He answers me from his holy hill." Psalm 3:3,4
The time is passing by faster than before and what is the goal in life...is to serve God and others...from this you can get life of good quality. Ofcourse you can serve others in many ways, but what thinks & feels your heart (frontal lobe). To think only on yourself and how to get profit and the things you need, then you will not be able to finish the list, becouse there comes so many things you still WANT. And WANT is selfishness and selfishness is like a leprosy. In nowday's sociaty usual thinking is to be as good as neighbour and even better, this competition kills people mentally, morally, physically.
"Lands and goods and wordly occupations engross the mind, and things of eternal interest receive hardly a passing notice." GC 464 (E.G.W)
Self-denial is not a popular word, it usually goes together with loosers. But Jesus denied himself when He came to this earth and died for us. Its a REAL sacrifice and He didnt loose but He won the battle!!! Are we ready to exercise self-denial and win the battle with self? The best thing is to humble our hearts to God and confess our sins, and ask for forgivness and forgive ... you will see how drastically your life will take new turn...