The more we love this life and cling to the rewards it gives to us, the more we come to realize how empty those rewards really are. In Matthew 10:39 Jesus tells His disciples, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” When we cling to the things of this world, we risk forfeiting all that God has promised to us in this life and the next. The best way to enjoy this life is to loosen our grasp on it and turn over control to Christ. The quicker we realize it is all for His glory, the happier we will be.