This passage is about many different things, but most importantly it focuses on loving God and Jesus above everything else. It talks about throwing out everything they used to take credit, for so they could embrace Christ. They wanted to know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power, be a partner in his suffering and go all the way with him to death itself. They wanted to resurrected above all else, which in my opinion defeats the purpose of everything they’re doing.
I think that the person throwing away everything relates to our lives because may people do throw a lot of things away to be with Christ. It relates to me because sometimes I can’t do things because I come to church