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Each day we must make the decision to be defined by the eternal, or by default we will allow ourselves to be defined by the temporal. It is only when the focus of our hearts is on the eternal that our work in the temporal arena will endure, because it will be done for Christ rather than for men (Eph. 6:7; Col. 3:23).
God, I recognize that I did not determine the circumstances of my birth, my abilities, my opportunities, my pathway. It is You who have called and chosen me for Your inscrutable purposes. My times are in Your hands, and during this season of my temporal sojourn as a pilgrim, a wayfarer and a stranger, I know that You are working all things together for my greatest good. You see what I cannot see—the outcome—and You have called me to be faithful to the process and look to You for …
Hope in the Bible is concerned with the promises of God; hope in the world is concerned with the promises of the world. Don't hope for what God does not promise. Don't let it consume your life or motivate you. Don't make your joy dependent on it. We don't jettison the temporal; we just don't put our hope in it.