Based on Philippians 3:7-11
I can relate with what Paul is saying in this passage; I think all of us can as well. Have you ever had something that you really wanted and one day you let go of it? Then you realized that it really was not that great.
But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:7-11
It’s hard for me to look back at my life without Christ, but occasionally I do look back. When I do, I realize how much God has done for me. I look at the addictions that God has taken from me: drugs, alcohol, depression, low self-esteem, estrangement, etc. I praise the Lord that He is mighty to save!!! Those things that I thought that I needed to live, now I look back at them and I realize that they are nothing. Now Christ has replaced all those things that kept me enslaved with His Spirit that produces joy, peace, love and patience in my soul. By faith I can see the day when Christ shall come back and take me home, along with you. Maybe you have left a certain lifestyle, relationship, family, a job, or anything for Christ. Do not be discouraged, look forward, Jesus left everything for us. Our sacrifices are hard but not in vain, because as we let go, we gain Christ. Nothing in this universe can compare to having Jesus!!!