Why we “lose heart” can be from many reasons,but the Bible says that these all boil down to our lacking an Eternal Perspective for life...and therefore we see/realize only the “transient” of life,which is loaded with all sorts of discouraging and disheartening things(2Corinthians4:16-18,”So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,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 Discouragements and Defeats come when we lose sight of the FACT that we ARE Eternal...that we do have ETERNITY in our future!This means that the “transiency” we are experiencing now does have purpose...boiled down to the Eternal Purposes for the Life we are living!At the top of “the list” is to know the ONE that gave us life,and to know “the what’s&why’s” about our life...things that only the ONE that creates&gives life can know!Because there is an enemy of God that desire to steal us away from knowing these truths,one of the enemy’s primary tactics is to fool us into being unaware of the Eternal Truths of life!This is THE REASON that the enemies of God connive to lessen the SIGNIFICANCE of Gods Word-every letter of IT being The Word of God!These enemies come up with “myriads of strategies” to gather dust on Bibles...to the extremes of removing God’s Word entirely from significance in our lives in one way or another...or ultimately denying the RELEVANCY of God’s Word for our lives....and even the AUTHENTICITY of God’s Word!Either way,the enemies of God will overwhelm us with “the transiencies” of life,and/or lies about Eternity!The only way we can defend ourselves against these ploys is to seek to know the Truths about LIFE & it’s “what’s&why’s”! (the difference between Life & LIFE is that Life is limited to the here and now/transient,& LIFE is the here and now AND INTO ETERNITY!).To escape from the ploys of the enemies of LIFE that threaten to reduce us to nothing but the traps of “transiency”...their is only one TRUE WAY...seeking to know and follow the AUTHOR AND CREATOR of LIFE through Christ, and HIS answers for all the “what’s&why’s”! HE has given us HIS Word&His Spirit which have all the answers to the “what’s&why’s” for LIFE,and instructions/lessons to lead us into the realms of living our Lives with the significances of LIFE!Significances that lift us from the Discouragements&Disheartenments that Life lived “transiently” will bring.Living Life from the perspective of Eternity/God’s Plan for Life will give us LIFE that lives above and beyond the discouragement & disheartening that transiencies undoubtedly bring!Dear Lord Jesus,so much of my life is lived with little to no appreciation for the fact that ETERNITY is real,and that I have ETERNITY in my future!Help me to be more and more aware and appreciative of ETERNITY in my life as I go through every moment of every day...& may this lift me above the things that seek to discourage me and make me disheartened.May Your Word & Spirit lead me to the JOY & PEACE You desire me to have in all of Life for my LIFE!