Some times we must give up things.  Some times those things mean a lot to us.

If the reason we feel we need to give up things is a noble cause, the giving can be a joy.  When the giving is because you have been failed by others, it is not so easy.  Still, the giving up is a time to reset priorities and reexamine what our treasure really is.

I do not understand all that the Lord has promised.  In may ways I am still a child who has been given a great treasure but would rather have his toys.  I have had a lot of toys taken, stolen, broken, and thrown away.  This will not happen with the treasures given me by my Lord.