“And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? “For what will a man give in exchange for his soul? “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”” (Mark 8:34–38, NASB95)
You have much to learn about losing your life to save it. You have been self-centered and often your own worst enemy. Trust Me with your life and your livelihood. If you gain wealth at the expense of others you will be losing your own soul. Be honest in all your dealings – your bills and taxes, your relationships with fellow workers and those who work for you. They, too, are My children.
Anne S. White