We all to some extent want to play God. We wish we could have it all, be it all and do it all but what would that make us. YEAH i know, we would be proud conceited people without love. Our every move would be so sure that we would take our Creator for granted and forget we exist only because He does.
Jesus was right when He said it is harder for a rich man to enter into heaven than for a camel to go through a needle. He was NOT hating on rich people but establishing the fact that when people are self-sufficient it is difficult to see the need to trust in God or to even believe in Him. It takes a lot of grace and mercy to be able to hold on to God when there is too much intellect, money or comfort.
We are tempted to think we are all good because we have our physical needs and we lack nothing. If the Lord opens our eyes to see the truly important things in this life we react to stuff much more differently.
If we study the life Of JESUS our SAVIOR we will wonder how he survived, there may not have been technology in His time but there where definitely other seemingly exciting things to engage oneself. YET, Jesus choose to live a quiet life in obedience to the voice of the Father and did not forget what HIS PURPOSE WAS.i believe it's the same story with our lives on earth, God has an assignment for everyone of us. We have a set time to complete it but what are we doing with our time? Do we make enough time for what really matters? ARE WE MARY OR MARTHA? HAVE WE FOUND THAT ONE THING THAT MATTERS. ARE WE AT THE MASTER'S FEET? OR ARE WE BUSYING OURSELVES WITH THE DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES FORGETTING THAT ONE THING.
We are in the world but not of it, we need grace to constantly remind us that there is a time coming when the master will require of us what he left in our care.
I KNOW WE ALL WANT TO BE CALLED GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANTS ..... HOW MANY OF US ARE PUTTING IN THE WORK. JESUS SAID BEHOLD I AM COMING SOON, MY REWARD IS WITH ME TO GIVE TO EVERYONE ACCORDING WHAT HE HAS DONE.(REVELATION 22 V 12 )