The hardness of this world is just temporary, so it is important for us to avoid placing too much emphasis on the physical. I love the country song, Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood. It explains the attitude that we should have concerning our ambassadorship here in this world. One day we will live in a world without the evil that we now have to contend with. What are the eternal things we need to focus on? What are the things that will last forever? Our relationship with God! We need to be focusing our lives on the unseen: our unseen God, our unseen King, and our unseen Companion, the Holy Spirit. These are the Beings we will exist with in our eternity and we need to make them our focus. If we focus our lives on Him, the physical things will become unimportant and our priorities will be in order. Change your view of this world to an eternal one, doing this will change your life.
as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18