Maintaining an eternal perspective is not easy but we must think long term. This applies to the little trials, by comparison, we face today – but more importantly, it applies to those around us, who need us. We cannot continue to be distracted by small things – we have to consider the greater picture.
Paul put it this way: For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Today, decide to fix your eyes on eternal things. Consider the people around you who need you to pray for them, the people who need you to befriend them, to love them. Yes, this is a good way to spend your time today.