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. 2 Corinthians 4:17
I’ve been having a bit of a struggle lately with time. Not so much “having enough time” or even “needing” more time.. but rather the IMPACT time really has on us as our little bodies breath and walk this earth.
I have shared recently over the death of a friend and co-worker and how his family now wishes they could revive the times they’ve had together. Also i have shared on running a small side business and the impact that TIME has when it comes to being with family or friends, or even the toll additional physical activity has on our bodies.
I know we have all seen the “meme” calling out the people starring at the smart phone screen or tablet, while the world around them spins on and on… yet as this verse above discusses possible earthly focus.. I wonder how far off we are from thinking too much on our “fixing or our eyes”…
Think through this with me… How often have you been thinking this morning or this afternoon on things of this world? Really?
I’m wondering now to myself how much of the last 8 hours of my work day I have actually stopped working and looked to God for some conversation and focus?
NOT ENOUGH….. In fact… I’m reading the verse above now feeling quite guilty for “not even having some ‘light and momentary’ troubles” in regards to my faith all together?
What the heck am I even persecuted for here in America? Is there anything or anyone that has really strived to bring me down? or hurt me?
Hold up, this is not to say there are not real struggles happening right now amongst our readers: cancer, torment, disease, sin, infidelity, or inhumane treatment,, yes, these all occur and may be encroaching on you right now… But i’m describing the moments when things are put together so to speak… the times when there is no hassle and things are rolling down the track without flaw.
Can we really even relate to the early biblical population in regards to “momentary troubles”? Can we get some time to really look beyond the world and needs of our flesh and dream and pray out into eternity?
How far and vast and wide is God’s love for us that He gave Christ to bring us into His family? We are going to suffer a major loss of mission and miss out on some of God’s greatest feats here on earth if we don’t put out the distractions of nothingness and materials and grasp onto the vision for eternity. One mission…. get the lost to see the KING… One body… soon to be reunited together beaming with His FULL BLESSING and GLORY…
We may not see it now… but as believers, we must be looking to SEE IT THEN!