Fear of the Lord leads to life - not other trash (Proverbs 19:23)

"The fear of the Lord leads to life,
and whoever has it rests satisfied;
he will not be visited by harm." - Proverbs 19:23

Seems so easy.

I've been convicted a lot lately (as I've written lately) about how much I look for life in other things. And the complete lack of satisfaction I've found in those things. You know those big steps in life where you feel like you have step it up and start acting more the Lord and less like your flesh?

Like when you get married, have kids etc... Last week I was given permission to move to another city and begin to recruit my own team. Something I'm stoked about to the say the least (even though I'm probably a year and half to two years out). The very next day I was pretty convicted about where I spending a good amount of my time and my thought life - and it was pretty stupid.

It still took me 3 days to actually give those things up and hopefully it sticks. But I'm just so bewildered about how easily I turn to things other than the Lord for life. I feel like Israel in the OT, with the reader just stunned at how dumb they are.

I want so badly to fear the Lord - to rest satisfied in him and quit looking elsewhere. Darn my stinkin' flesh.