“Christians should regularly examine our hearts to ensure we are focusing on things with real eternal value; so that we will be investing our time, energy and resources on the things that matter to the Lord Jesus Christ, who declared, “God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15). Because it’s so easy to lose focus, we ought to pray fervently, asking the Lord to open our eyes and help us to have the same priorities that He has.
You are probably familiar with the huge humanitarian agency World Vision, which sponsors children in impoverished nations around the world. Are you aware of how World Vision started in the 1950s? Its founder, Bob Pierce, had little money or influence, but he loved God. He wanted to make his life count, so he got on his knees and prayed, “Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.””