Living life on your terms doesn’t really work. To put “stuff” first, to put yourself first, may seem to work, but there is judgement in the end. Our Lord needs to come first. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be blessed, we all are. However, when earthly things take over our lives, when our trust in ourselves, it’s easy to overlook, and then forget the saving work that Jesus did for you on the cross. This is a slippery slope which can turn you away from Jesus. Jesus warns us in the Beatitudes what will happen when our priorities get turned around. Trust in the Lord first, He will not forsake you.