In Corinthians 5, verse 18:
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (NLT)
There are many things that hinder our life from becoming more meaningful because they are worldly. They are ultimately beneficial to us because it gives us a better chance to enjoy life. But do these things really do?
If taken away, will they still make us joyful?
If given away, will they still make us feel fulfilled?
Most times when troubles happen because we are seemingly lacking, we despair. We forget that our lives are temporary; thus, our troubles and problems are the same. Why not make these burdens allow us to look beyond them and fix our gaze on what is to come hinged on our eternal freedom of pure joy in the Lord. In humility, we can make these setbacks as stepping stones to trust God so that our vision will focus on seeing HIM as the perfecter of our faith and the purpose of our life.