Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
This piece of scripture relates to me in a real way. I used to do off-road racing for 10 years. My father and I built my car from just lengths of steel to a fully functioning racing machine in which I actually won my class in the year 2000. With this car, I won many races within my class and finished well overall. Eventually, I had to sell it due to financial circumstances.
I worked on this car so much, sacrificing family time. All I thought about was racing and what I could do to the car to better it and me to win. No doubt I had a wonderful feeling of winning, but I had feelings for this piece of metal. I could not stop thinking about the car. What I am trying to say here is that this car was my treasure. This is where my heart was.
It took me another 3 years to emotionally get over that car. I put this car before my family.
When I read this verse I realize how stupid and dumb I was. 10 years of my family life is gone. I can’t go back and make things right. Luckily my family stood by me and gave me support when I was not there for them.
I have realized that no physical object on this earth really matters. Who cares what I have. Don’t idolize worldly stuff. It will eventually leave your heart empty. Then you will look for the next shiny thing to fill that lonely gap in your heart. Your heart will be lonely forever.
When I read my bible, it speaks to me and this is my treasure. So this is where my heart is. At the end of the day when I die, I want to go to heaven, so I am prepared to sacrifice on earth.