Where we are physically in our lives, does not always reveal where we are spiritually. Our body can be worn down, but our spirit can be strong and robust. On the other hand, we can be empty inside, at the same time we appear happy and whole. What the world sees, is not always who we really are in Christ.
It is easy to get caught up in the ways of everyone around us. We can become more concerned about appearances, than we are about our inner self. We want to have a nice house, an attractive car, new clothes, a good job and plenty of money. In the light of eternity, these things mean little. But many people spend a lifetime trying to achieve these marks of success.
What truly matters, is what no one else can really see: what we do to serve Our Lord and King. People rarely notice everything we do for others, or the time we spend in prayer. Nor does the world see what is in our hearts, and the little things we do each day to glorify God.
We have to strive more toward the invisible, than we do the visible – seek the infinite, rather than the finite. What we see now, will all pass away; what is hidden, will last into eternity. You and I, have to be careful that we do not give away any part of ourselves to the world. Once we learn how to be content with who we are in the Lord, nothing else will seem important. Not even what people say, or think about us.