When our hope lies in money, people, jobs, cars, homes and other earthly things, we start to rely on US instead of GOD. We try to control things that are out of our control.
Hope drives our lives. We can have Ultimate hope or General hope.
In 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 it talks about our earthly bodies being resurrected to our spiritual bodies to reside in Heaven for eternity. We can't have our hope in these earthly bodies because they will wear down, become sick, broken, and feeble. When I die I do not want to come back to this broken world in my broken body. I want the hope of a new, resurrected healthy body to be raised up to Heaven to spend eternity with Jesus. We want to be resurrected, not resuscitated.
Our ultimate hope lies with Jesus where our general hope lies in worldly things; we do not want to misplace our hope. What is the engine that drives your life? What drives you to be the person God wants you to be?
The next time your "Check Engine" light turns on, it may be time to check yourself.