In our ever hurried world and daily living, we more often than not lose focus on what is important and blur our Christ perspective.
We allow things to get in the way of our true calling and stress and worry about things that will in the grand scheme of God’s plan for us not be important, though we make it the most important focal point in our life.
I agree with Dr. Paul Tripp when he notes:
You see, you need nothing more then the surrounding creation, the withering of the grass, the fading of the flower, to understand the poor investment it is to let those things rise to levels of heart-controlling importance.
Here’s the struggle–the temporary begins to replace the eternal. The physical begins to replace the spiritual. And in the midst of that, we, who have been given this awesome gift of grace, lose our sense of what is important. And in losing our sense of what is important, we lose the exultation of knowing we’ve been lifted to a position that we could’ve never earned. And we lose the humiliation of knowing, in all of our good efforts, we stand with nothing before our Redeemer. *
Paul the Apostle said it like this in 2nd Corinthians chapter 4 verses 16-18
16-18 So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever. **
In everything, we need to always keep an eternal perspective in mind – now is temporary and there is an eternity that is coming. And we will spend eternity with Christ in His glory or away from Christ and His glory – it is our choice!
Pr. Paddick van Zyl