Now, let's look at the wind. Can you see it? Not really. We only see the effect it has on what it touches. Try chasing it. Where does it end? Where does it begin? Take time to figure this out, and I guarantee your attention will be so drawn away that you will neglect something or someone in your life. When I think of the "arctic blasts" that we hear about on weather reports during the colder months of the year, where does it start? Is there a wind factory at the north pole that disperses this cold air that blows in? Or is it a huge abdominal snow man who comes out of his cave every now and then and blows really hard?? Yes, I meant to say "abdominal." It's just funny to me. Foolishness, right?? Foolish is exactly what it is to chase the wind. There are much better things to do with life, than waste it in pursuit of that which you CAN actually live without.
I look back over my life, at the things I could have gone without, and I clearly see that I might have avoided MOST of my failings and mistakes. In my own mind, I simply turned wants into needs which led to jacking up my priorities, neglecting those who needed me the most, and losing myself to ungodly deeds and ways of life. Chasing after the wind can only lead to loss; loss of life, loss of time, loss of loved ones, and sometimes, loss of sanity.