The greatest change that took place in my life is when I quit chasing and lusting after the “benefits” of the world and instead began trying to be of benefit to the world.
Your focus is either inward or outward and the outward-focused world view is dramatically more glorious and expansive than the singular view of self.
How’s your world these days? Are you benefiting the world or chasing the “benefits” of the world?
James 4:4, “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”