In Christ, we are a new creation. Our old life is dead and our new life should look like Jesus. Our whole mindset is different. We see life differently.
Our old life was marked by immorality, impurity, passion, evil desires, greed, anger, fury, malice, slander, obscene language and lying. (Colossians 3) Those parts of our old life need to be put to death. Our new life is like putting on new clothes. Our new self is renewed by the knowledge that we are created in the image of our creator. Jesus told his disciples there was blessing in being poor, or hungry or sad or even when we are hated for following Christ because Jesus experience each of those and more. We can even leap for joy because great is our reward in heaven.
This world is not our home. We are just passing through. But as we are on our journey we need to ask the question, Does our life reflect and look like Jesus?