While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal – 2Corinthians 4:18
God doesn’t want you to see or observe situations from the ordinary standpoint; that is, with your physical eyes. He wants you to see the invisible, with the eyes of faith, through His Word. When you trust God for something, others may not see it, but you must maintain the picture of what you see in your heart.
Your life is for the glory of God. You weren’t born for nothing; you were born for a reason! But can you see the glory on your life? Can you see that you’re not ordinary? Can you see that the mighty hand of God is upon you? See it, recognize it, and say, “Yes, Lord! Your glory is on my life! I can see you working in me, and through me; therefore, I’ll always be a success.”
It doesn’t matter if you’ve found yourself in some kind of “wilderness experience” right now; shift your focus to the Word. Look away from that distressing situation unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). 2Corinthians 4:17 says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
In other words, that pain, that unpleasant situation, that challenging circumstance, may have been for five or ten years, but it’s for a moment; it came to pass! It’ll work for you a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. How? By learning to behold the invisible: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal“ (2Corinthians 4:18).
Stop looking at your present physical condition. Stop looking at and relying on how much you have in your bank account. Stop looking at what people are saying about you! See God doing great things in your life with the eyes of faith. Imagine yourself in health, prosperity, and victory at all times.
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Dear Father, I look away from all distracting situations, and I fix my gaze upon Jesus, the Living Word. I walk by faith and not by sensory perception. I thank you for the Holy Spirit who dwells in me, and causes me to see the mysteries and secrets of the Kingdom, and apprehend my inheritance in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: 2Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 12:2