What are we focusing on instead of Christ. James has been talking about the wealthy people and their focus and he continues. Read James 5:4-6.
You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
James 5:5 NASB
People who are focused only on their wealth and their ability to enjoy pleasure in this life will miss out on what God has for them. God is not about our ease and pleasure. God is about His glory. He will allow us to go through situations that will enable us to better share and display His glory. If we are more focused on ourselves and on what we can have to make this life seem easy, then we will miss the opportunities to display God’s glory. We are fattening ourselves for a day of slaughter.
What do we need to remove from our life now that is distracting us from God’s glory and from sharing God’s glory with others?