Paul says, “Let those who weep be as not weeping,
Those rejoicing as not rejoicing ,
Those using this world, as not using it,
For this world in its present form is passing away.”
The way we use this world as though not using it is to go about every day’s business, while having our inner self fixed on God.
Don’t you love the 42nd Psalm where it says, “As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you, O God.”
We must presume that the psalmist whose soul longs for God was also the possessor of a body. That body’s needs would have required him to keep his mind on what he was working on.
For that he had to be a man living on two levels, working attentatively for this life’s needs, while keeping his inner man tuned in on God.
Our keeping our inner selves fixed on God does not distract from working well, rather, God’s inspiration brings us to be better at our work.