God is the one upon which everything external depends. Creation was founded and made by HIM, and for HIM. The position/decision that we take in HIS regard, is the greatest and most important decision, with eternal consequences. Either our lives mirror HIS glory, and we glorify HIM with our lips, life, conduct, actions, and behavior, looking up to HIM, and permit the holy spirit to dwell and to direct us in all we do, having always HIM in mind, or we miss the target, and go astray, and walk the walk on our own, with our own goals and motivations which ultimately are meaningless, because a life that is not guided and grounded in God is in its essence meaningless. It's grasping at a straw. We will seek the fulfillment, joy, and happiness, mental, and emotional, which only God can give us, in idols. Everything we replace God within our hearts are idols. Those can be all sorts of things. Sex, Power, job, false Gods/religions/idolatry, family. Christ mentioned in special the deceitfulness of wealth, and as consequences, chokes of the world. Carnal behavior replaces spiritual conduct and is expressed in pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony, and sloth. That's why the worldview we hold is of utmost importance. It directs our entire lives and the most important decisions. One is on the crossroad. Either to pursue wealth, job, and career, focussing on one's own "success" and being admired in the world, earning respect and love or upon conversion to God, eventually gets the call from God to be a missionary. With totally different outcomes in one's life. One can die rich, and go to hell. The other dies poor, persecuted, but upon serving the Kingdom, maybe in a distant tribe far away, unnoticed from the world, will find a great treasure in heaven. What are you looking for? What do you aim for? What are your goals? Pleasing and serving yourself, or humbly seeking to go the way God has chosen for you? Rebellion, or obeyance? Christ did not want to go to the cross. In fact, he struggled that much, that he asked the father to permit that he would not have to drink the chalice. Nonetheless, he remained to obey until the end. For all that seek and belong to HIM, HIS humbleness and obeyance must be a model to follow. No servant can be greater than his lord. None of us can beat Christ in righteousness, and all virtues that someone can have. He is the Lamb, the righteous, the virtuous one. But we can express our love to HIM by seeking HIM daily in prayers, and employ all our forces, our will, and our strength, to obey HIM. And HE will listen, and give us upon what we ask for in accordance to his will. God's plan for us is masterful. Trust HIM, and you will succeed in your life.
Hebrews 13.4: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.”[a]
6 So we say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?”[b]