16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 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 4:16-18, ESV)
Focus on things that last. You can get a Coke out of a machine in a second. But the good things in life, the eternal things, take work and time. Don’t go for the fleeting smoke of instant gratification. Invest your life wisely. Make it count.
Prayer: Lord, help me to make eternal investments.