When we accept Christ into our lives God chooses to live in us through the Holy Spirit. We become the temple the He lives in 1 Corinthians 3:16 says, Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? By recognizing God’s presence in our lives we are able to do all God intended through us.
When we hang onto the treasures and security this world has to offer, we hold onto false assurances. In Luke 17:33 Jesus says, Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. When we abandon the values this world has to offer and look to Jesus for our identity and security, we then find true value and purpose for our existence.