Tuesday, October 23, 2018
So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 CSB
Yesterday we talked about being stretched. Being stretched can look like many things. It can be the fact you have been taken out of your comfort zone. It can be the daily challenges that come with what God has called you into. It can also be the emotional, physical, or spiritual hardships of your current situation that God may be using to stretch you for His purposes.
We don’t always know why, but we do know what we are to focus on as we are going through the different challenges, hardships, and difficult situations of life. We are to focus not on the seen and temporal but on the unseen and eternal.
Have you seen what God is doing behind-the-scenes of your stretching situation?
Great photographers know how to focus in on the right elements while blurring out everything else. The results are not only beautiful but also defining and clear to what the photo is really about.
Do you know how to bring into focus the eternal? Or is the eternal what is constantly out-of-focus and blurry? God’s word tells us, “do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen.”
During our most recent Prayer & Praise evening, God gave us a Scripture from 2 Kings 6:8-17 that connects strongly to today’s theme. Please take some time to read and meditate on this passage of Scripture.
Then spend time fasting and praying about whatever situation is stretching you in order to see beyond the seen and temporal and into the unseen and eternal realm of God. It is critical that believers know how to focus on the unseen and eternal. It has the power to change your whole perspective on your situation. When your perspective shifts so does your attitude. When your attitude changes so do the responses to your situation. And the words or actions you use to respond are life-giving and bless everyone around you because they come from heaven, from the unseen and eternal realm of God.
What will you choose to focus on today?
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the mighty working of his strength. Ephesians 1:18-19 CSB