2 Corinthians 4:18 NKJV “…while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
The things we perceive in the world that we live in is a subset of a higher reality. Hebrews 11:3 reveals to us that the things that we see today were made from things that we do not see, and it is by faith we come to experiences unseen realities in our day to day lives. The Scripture above reveals to us that in the Christian walk we should learn to fix our eyes not on our transient experiences, but to focus on the eternal realities of God’s Word.
When God speaks to us, either by His written Word, or a prophetic word, or a vision or a divinely inspired idea, our situation and experiences will try to challenge the integrity of what God has said, and for us to attain to what God has planted in our hearts, we must stay focused on what He has said. Though unseen, His Word is true. Whatever you focus on eventually becomes your reality; it affects your paradigm (the way you see life and experiences), it affects the way you speak, and it affects the people you attract.
If there is a vision in your heart from God, don’t let the boundaries of your current situation define the limits of your ability because these things are temporary. The eternal Word from God to you is unchanging. It has the power to change any situation. Your attitude should be like that of Abraham, who “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. ” (Rom.4:18-21)
Scriptures to Meditate: 2 Cor. 4:13,16-18, 1 Joh.5:4, 1 Cor.15:57, Joh.1:1-4, Jer.23:29, Phil.4:13