But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ
Awesome verses that everyone should live by. All earthly things should be considered less important in comparison to the cause of Christ. Look at all the things which make you what you are and compare them to Christ. Do they bring glory to Christ or to you? Do your clothes magnify the Lord or bring bad attention to you? Does your talk glorify God or your “gossip buddies”? Does your music bring praise to His name or change your demeanor?
If it brings glory to anything else other than God, then these verses are not really working in your life. Everything should bring glory to Christ…if it doesn’t it should be counted as loss. Knowing Christ is greater than any worldly thing.