"and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."
Matthew 10:38-39 NIV
It is not until I shift my focus from living "my" life and focusing on worldly things over to focusing on God, His ways, and His desires that I truly experience life.
Look for opportunities to focus more on God, and reduce the baggage of worldly distractions of material possessions.
Lord, I love you and choose to take up my cross and follow You alone. I don't want the worldly distractions that have taken the majority of my time and financial resources to date. Rather, I want my focus to be on knowing You, serving You, and fellowship and relationship with my family and all who You place in my path. May You be glorified in my life!