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Monday, June 22, 2015

Remembering, That I’m Not Home Yet

In review of 2 Corinthians 4:18 it says, “For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever.”

Bottom Line:
We should fix our attention not on what we is seen, what we see is only temporary, but the things of God is what is going to last.

What this means to me:
So I shouldn’t fix my attention on what I can currently see, rather I should focus on what is unseen. For the things I see now will soon be gone, but the things of God that I cannot see will last forever.

As I attempt to reach goals that God has given me, it’s important for me to remember that life here on Earth is just a temporary assignment. Keeping this in mind should radically alter my values and help me to fix my attention on the things that are eternally important.

It would be a fatal mistake for me to assume that God’s goal for my life is material prosperity or popular success as the world defines it. An abundant life has nothing to do with material abundance. Faithfulness to God may not always guarantee success in my career or even in ministry. I should never focus on temporary crowns.

Paul was faithful, yet he ended up in prison. John the Baptist was faithful, but he was beheaded. Millions of faithful people have been martyred, have lost everything, or have come to the end of life with nothing to show for it. What I’m learning is that the end of life is not really the end!

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:18, “For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever” (TEV).

So whenever life gets tough, when I’m overwhelmed with doubt, or when I wonder if living for Christ is worth the effort, I just need to remember that I’m not home yet. At death I won’t leave home, I’ll just go to my real home.

In summary, I shouldn’t focus on the here and now as if that is all there is. Rather, I should keep my focus on my future as for what is seen only last for a while. Thank you God for having so much more for my life than what exists in this world. It’s often hard to think beyond what I can see, but what lies ahead will last forever. I’m not home yet! I will Live for today, but pursue the things that will last forever such as relationships and helping others to know and have a relationship with the Father.

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