Focus on the Unseen

November 12, 2012 | Tags: ,

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

What we see around us in life is fleeting and temporary. The Bible is very clear that everything we see will eventually pass away and what we do not see will last for all eternity. How do we focus on the unseen, when what we see is more obvious? The answer lies in spending time in the Bible. When we do that on a daily basis (not as a side activity, but as our primary activity) our minds will begin to transform. We will begin to look at things the way God sees them, not the way the world sees them.

This translates to freedom in so many areas. Suffering will have new meaning and hope attached to it. Illness, death, loss of possessions, struggles in relationships, disappointments, heartaches–all will contain the promises of God instead of the hopelessness of the world. God is doing a great work in His children that will last forever through the struggles life brings. We continue forward by keeping our focus on Him instead of what we see happening around us. God knows the whole picture. He’s seen the beginning to the end. Read your Bible everyday to gain the same perspective God has on our lives. Then focus on His words and not on what is seen. It will bring joy and peace to your life.

By Courtney Silberman

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