We have been misled.
We are doing our best to live our life at a high level. We are doing adult things. We work. We work out. We eat well enough. We earn money and make purchases and pay debts. We try to create memories with our family and friends. But inside something is just wilting, unfed, wasting.
The problem is simple. As Walter Miller wrote, "You don’t have a soul,... you are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
As souls, we are only really in our element in matters spiritual. Spiritual stuff has an entire different character, a different make-up. It is rich and transcendent and fulfilling. It is all about God first and foremost.
Day after day, year after year, we are wearing ourselves into nothingness running in the wrong direction, aiming at the wrong target. We are missing the mark. And that, is the definition of sin. (Sin - Greek - hamartia - from archery - meaning to miss the target)
Our souls can no more care about our acquisitions and secular lives than my dog can care about the stock market.
So give yourself a break from chasing the wrong rabbit. Reroute your life by placing your passion in its rightful place - the Lord.
"...So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. " - Jesus in Matthew 6:31-33