You cannot continue claiming to have absolute trust in God yet completely demonstrate your faith in money and other worldly things at the same time. If God truly comes first in your life, everything else must take second place.
How you react, in times of crisis, just might determine whether or not you are able to lead, making needed sacrifices. Real leaders, even in good times, ready themselves for the onslaught of the storm; mere wannabes, when the rough winds blow, get easily swept away by the storm.
Just as a terrible bellyache, maybe because it affects a central part of the body, makes one unable to enjoy serenity in any form, whether bodily or otherwise, so, too, detaching oneself from God and His plan for one's life implies sustained disquiet - no matter how well we try, humanly speaking - to walk the path of life on our own.
Fail. Fail again. Fail many times more. The only thing you cannot fit into this equation is give up. If you don't give up, no matter how many times you fail, you will succeed in the end. Keep failing if you must - in order to learn crucial life lessons and be a better person; but do succeed in the end - that, too, is a must.
Do your best and God will add the rest. Commit to a good cause and God will provide the means to achieve the goals He places in your heart. Do what is humanly possible and trust God to complete your work in ways that only the Divine can do.
All we have in this life, when you get down to it, are opportunities: opportunities to believe in God; opportunities to use our God-given gifts to do the Master's will and; opportunities to be the very best we can. Life is all about how we seize the opportunities given us to do what must be done for the glory of God and for the betterment of all mankind. Are you seizing the opportunities life has been handing you daily?
Worrying is like placing your palm right on top of a blazing fire and hoping not to get burnt. That, just as giving in to constant worrying, is no more than the highest of exercises in futility. Don't worry. Pray, then act on your prayers instead.
Hope is the activation of your faith in God when doubt knocks on your heart's door. It is the refusal to give up on God's promises even when everything seems to be pointing in the direction of those promises not being fulfilled. It is the radical belief that with Jesus on your side, the storm will never overwhelm you - not even when, like Peter, you start sinking in the raging waters of life's occurrences.
Just as with a car that one can put in neutral mode, thus disengaging the engine and gliding along without consuming fuel, so, too, in life. The problem, however, is that one can only "coast" with a car under certain specific conditions and only for a short while. The same applies to life. Going into "coasting mode" too often leads to mediocrity, failed dreams and destruction. Be prudent. Put your very best into this thing called life.