On this beautiful Wednesday, here’s a small nugget of TRUTH for “In the Word Wednesday” on a verse that was a big turning point in middle school on my faith walk and has recently been on my mind.
In 2 Corinthians 4:18, Paul says, “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 4:18). This verse is telling God’s people to focus on the unseen (the God) characteristics, truths, and mysteries that occur in our everyday life. So many times, the “seen” is our easy focus. We may center our thoughts and foundations on the inclusion or exclusion of each other, on each other’s appearances, on the grades we receive, and the list goes on. Paul challenges us here in saying that rather than looking at someone and “judging a book by its cover” see the GOD inside one another. God lives in all our hearts through the Holy Spirit, and the key is to find, foster, and fuel that God in one another. That is what allows growth as a person and a strengthening in the Body of Christ. We must allow opportunities for God’s light to shine by focusing on the God in us, the God in others, and the God in our surroundings. These are the eternal Truths that make life worth living. It is so much easier to focus on each other’s successes as our standards, but this “perfection” that we seek to find is unattainable and fleeting. If we fix our eyes on the Jesus that claims we are worthy of Him because of who we are as a person, our life will be filled with JOY because we aren’t in need of earning anything.
My challenge this Wednesday is
to focus on this verse and the calling to focus on the unseen blessings and
unseen love that’s unconditional from our perfect Father in Heaven. I believe
that with this focus, a weight or sense of pressure will be lifted off and
allow perfect joy in the fact that you are worthy and worthy of God’s eternal, unseen blessings! BE YOU and allow the God and the unseen to shine!
Look for the unseen in others! And Use this lens to spread the eternal, unconditional