Read Luke chapter 9
Luke 9:25–For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?
What are we trying to gain? As we are going through this world, we are going to be offered opportunities to gain things. Sometimes, these are things that are stored here in the world and sometimes they are things that are stored up in heaven. If we are striving for the things that fill up the world, we will end up losing ourselves. Only as we focus on what God has for us, then will we understand the joy of gaining ourselves.
Father, I want to truly profit in this world. I will deny myself and will seek to lose myself so that I may gain You. I will not seek to gain the world, for I know that is only passing away.