Philippians 3:8-9a, "What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him."
How do we "consider everything a loss"? We hold onto everything in this life loosely. Nothing becomes more important than following hard after Him, than wanting and trusting His will for our lives. I heard recently that the best prayer we can pray is "Whatever Lord." We open our hands and let Him take things out and put things in according to His plan. When those things aren't what we want, we find a way to accept that. Not because we understand but because we trust that He is indeed working all things together for our good. (Romans 8:28) We look past the hardship to the glory that He will receive in the process. We say to Him: You are enough. Everything else is rubbish. And in the process we find abundant life, freedom, and grace. Priceless treasures we can't obtain any other way but through knowing Him.