Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What Are We Fixed On?

There is a great verse of Scripture that I have been concentrating on today.  It's 2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  Everything seen is temporary but there is an unseen side of life that is eternal and that will last forever.  The Scripture gives us an eternal reference point that reminds us what to focus on.  This is a practical application of how to do what Hebrews 11 says about faith.  Hebrews 11:1, Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  We have to focus on the unseen side of life more than the seen.  What we see can be very discouraging.  What's seen can be such as strong foe that it can affect our ability to have faith as we persevere in the midst of our circumstances.  But there is something far better to focus or fix upon, that is the unseen.  What is the unseen?  It is what God is up to.  It is what God has to say about our circumstances.  It is what we know about Him because of what we have experienced.  It is what He is doing and has promised that we can't necessarily see at work.  So make an important decision.  Decide to focus on something that is far better than what you can see.  Focus on Him and His unseen eternal work.  It is a foundation to stand upon.  It is strength beyond the circumstances.

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