Writing to his missionary daughter, Jack Miller once said,
There is nothing that can clear the vision faster than the discovery that all things are temporary and so am I. So what I do with my life should center on working with matters that will remain unshaken at the return of the Lord Jesus. Get a good view of the temporaries of life and – believe it or not – you will enjoy it more. When we get our footsies so mired down in time that we think it is eternal, we become subject to all the ups and downs, the vagaries, of time. Our loves are so easily disturbed because we are loving only what is changing and finally will be replaced altogether.
My prayer: Father, allow me to see my life from your perspective and to do anything I do for your glory. The temptation of self and the lie that it will please is a constant pit that I fall into regularly. Allow me to escape this foolish finite mindset and be free to live in your grace and honor the name of the One that has saved me and called me to His victorious service.
Let me be as Paul called Timothy to live: 1 Timothy 6:11–12 “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”