One need not forgo power because he hates power. He may forgo it now precisely because he wants it in a better world. Jesus didn’t tell his disciples they shouldn’t want to be great, but that they could become great in the next world by being a servant in this one (Mark 10:42-44). Likewise, one does not forgo possessions here because he hates possessions, but because he wants them in another world. Jesus didn’t tell his disciples they shouldn’t want to be rich. Rather, he told them they could become rich in the next world by giving away riches in this one (Matthew 6:19-21).
~ Randy Alcorn ~
[Money, Possessions, and Eternity]