You have heard it said, “never take permanent decisions on temporary feelings.” Colossians 3:2 (ESV) says, “set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth”. The things that are on earth are subject to change, but spiritual principles never change. There are things that change, while others remain constant. You must structure your life around things that will never change. You must become more aware of when your decisions and actions are influenced by transient factors, situations, and circumstances. There are no permanent conditions on earth, it changes all the time.
As a watchman tasked with steering your world in the direction God desires, you must believe in the world’s transience. The belief that, no matter how persistent and pervasive the current state of affairs, you can, and you will make a significant difference. You must be guided by 2 Corinthians 4:18 (ESV), “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.” Our temporal world is shaped by eternal principles, and as you continue to align your thoughts and actions with such principles, conditions change.
Nikola Tesla once said, “We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences.” Human emotions are fleeting, unpredictable, and constantly changing. Technologies are constantly evolving. Whether you are considering the latest technologies like artificial intelligence or the metaverse, you can be sure that it will change. Governments and world powers are always in transit. They soon change one way or the other. You must master the fundamental principle that you can change anything by applying constant principles. It is your responsibility to seek out those eternal principles and apply them to your specific situation.