Regardless of the nature of your challenges, looking at them with an eternal perspective will help you understand the right priorities. Putting things in perspective is a valuable skill that allows us to progress in the midst of sometimes confusing information or conflicting viewpoints. It helps us understand what is important and what is not. Rather than being paralyzed by uncertainty, we can use an eternal perspective as a tool to determine our direction when worldly signs may be pointing the wrong way.
Jean B. Bingham, "How to Be Happy Now—and Forever", BYU Speeches, December 10, 2019
Especially now, in the world today, we need to have an eternal perspective. How can we use that, when all we see is what is on the other end of the binoculars we hold? How can we have an eternal perspective?
It's easy to think that we do indeed see the bigger picture. It's easy to think we have opened our minds enough to have that view. But...we don't have the perspective we think we do, let alone an eternal perspective. Maybe we zoom in and out using our binoculars to get a bigger, or smaller, picture. But we don't have that eternal perspective....unless we rely on the Holy Ghost to reveal it to us.
That is what we need. We need the spirit. We need revelation, personal revelation. That is how we can see through an eternal perspective.
"In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost." - President Russell M. Nelson