In a recent Bible study with the youth of my church, we were discussing Romans 12:2 where Paul writes not to “conform to this world”. I explained to them that our lives here are simply a pit stop on the way to eternity. It is what we do here though, that affects our eternity. While we can’t physically see it yet, we have faith that God is preparing something far better than anything this world has to offer. We simply have to believe and follow Him. After all, we’re created for eternity and that’s where He’s leading us to.
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT)