When God blesses us, let us not praise ourselves or our strengths/abilities. Instead, let us praise and GIVE THANKS to Him.
Financial advisors always tell us to plan for the future, not to live just for the moment. Likewise, let us take an eternal view. We (our spirits) will be alive long, long after our bodies die. Our lives will be just a fleeting moment on the eternal time-scale. Let get our priorities right.
A profit is an improvement resulting from a transaction… examine whether the transaction of exchanging our souls to gain the world puts us in a better position eternally. Because in God’s ledger only salvation… counts as profit; only work in the Kingdom of God brings in revenue; everything else is loss.