Do you honestly put forth more effort to reach Jannah or do you simply desire to?
Honestly? Probably not as much effort as I should. More desire less effort.
If Allah grants me wealth, I seek refuge from it, it entails so much evil. Allah didnt make his prophets Kings, they lived lives filled with hardship, rasululah (sa) had to tie stones to his stomach cause of hunger, there is wisdom in that. When Allah truly loves his slave, he gives him Jannah, not this world.
Wealth/status changes people.
487. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The poor will enter Jannah five hundred years before the rich.''
Not that we shud strive to become poor but I think its because of the lessons the poor man learns that a rich man never will.
I've had this discussion with my father not too long ago:-[