“The temporary and the eternal”
“So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
In life, we are usually drawn to the temporary things because we feel like; it’s what we need in order to make it in this world. But little do we know that, this world is not our home therefore everything in it is not ours to own as well. I usually say to myself I need money or an education to survive but someone once told me, the people who have all that you want, aren’t they miserable? This is true, even those things that “we thing we need” won’t satisfy us when they arrive. A while, I begun to job hunt and I got this great opportunity to start working, I had desperately been looking for a job and I was sure that once it came through nothing would make me happier and that all my worries and complaints would be put to rest. After a while into the job, I started complaining of how I didn’t like it, how I’d prefer to stay home instead. We as human beings are never satisfied with what we have, even if they came when we desperately needed them, the joy of having them disappears after a while. The reason to why this happens is because everything around us is temporary. Everything we have possessed here on earth is not ours.
Our identity is in eternity, and our home is in heaven. If we understand the truth to this, we will stop worrying about having it all on earth. We often worry about having it all, education, jobs, etc but we don’t realize all these things just fade and shatter. God wants us to treat all these things of this world as temporary riches and this does not only work for possession but also trials, disappointments and defeats from this world for the reward is eternity. Even while Jesus was here on earth he experienced all of these things because this wasn’t his home. Once we realize that life here on earth is just temporary, we will learn to detach ourselves from it but instead keep our eyes on he, who is greater.
How factors of a temporary life should change us:
Knowing that life and all that’s in it is temporary will change our perspective on life and how we live it every day. The first step is to understand and accept the truth of this matter and from there everything will be clear and it will make a lot of sense as to why things happen the way they do. I have developed an attitude of letting go though some people will considered it “losing hope” it’s not. I have understood and I pray that some day they will understand as well. Not only is it an act of trusting in God but it’s very healthy for our souls, in a way that I no longer worry or feel scared of what’s going to happen in the future, the bible says, (Matthew 6:34, so do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.)
So with that being said, the changes we need to make in our lives are our day to day tactics of how to go about a situation that crosses our paths. Be positive and begin to see events that happen to you in a different light. Bad things can be seen as blessings and learning experiences. In fact, you become abundantly prosperous because what you saw as trivial, meaningless or burdensome have now turned into rich experiences. Walk with the lord daily and let him change you.