How much of your spiritual earnings do you allow to go toward your OWN defense? What kind of effort are you making to protect your shores? Are you defending your spiritual-life or offending the one who is offering it to you? "Let no man take YOUR crown!"
So then why did He create us and put us here on earth if what really matters to Him is spiritual, not physical? The answer is simple. We are here to do the one thing God can't do FOR us. Build character. Become better. Develop our talents. He could give us character but then it would be his, not ours. That is OUR gift from him. We read in Mathew 25, the Parable of the Talents, how we are to use whatever abilities we have been given to try and capitalize on them and make them better by the results of decisions we make throughout our lives. This is what building character is. We each have a certain amount of time in our lives to make an impact on others, our God, and our surroundings. What we do with our time is ours and ours alone. God will NEVER tell you what you can and can't do. He will advise us but that is where His influence ends. The rest is OUR choice. This He has left entirely up to you. As your parents guided you, scolded you, implied to you, asked of you and set examples for you. The one thing they couldn't do for you is make those final decisions. This was all yours. Their effort to get you to do the right thing was just that. In the end, you have the right to do as you will, regardless of their influence. God is the same. God can't build our character for us and neither can our parents or anyone else for that matter. He can tell you His laws but it is up to us to obey them or violate them. It is completely up to us and ONLY us. What a powerful and yet greatly misunderstood concept.
It takes humility to gain the right perspective. To see how small we are; to realize our potential and how important we are. Think about the effort it took to create us; to create the world we live in and the surrounding universe. What an amazing creation it is and the fact that we have the built in tools to experience wind on our face, the smell of food, the taste of good wine... and so on.
Of course, as we've gone over already, He also gave us the right to ignore it and Him. We are free moral agents and nothing will ever take that away from us. It is a gift that comes directly from God and that will never change. It is our's yesterday, today and tomorrow. What we do with it, although it impacts others, is up to us and only us. What are you doing with your's? Are you seeking knowledge and understanding of Him? Are we seeking Him first?
God's will and God's plan for mankind will be fulfilled. He is at the door but opening yourself up to Him is a choice; YOUR CHOICE. His hope is that you will use YOUR talents (His gifts) and be found worthy to join His Government and fulfill your role in His Kingdom. He's rooting for you. He even died for you. Accepting this is up to you.
Don't fool yourself into believing that by owning a hammer, you'll build a house. The tools are necessary but inanimate without making the effort to use them.