You know, I learned a long time ago that it’s best not to focus on the physical things in my life but to keep my focus on heaven and on what God has promised me.
2 Corinthians puts it this way, “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 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.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 KJV)
It says in verse 16 “…though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” We can experience setbacks in our lives and yet remain confident and strong that we’re being built up in our spirit man. When we decide to stand in the face of defeat and say ” I place my faith in God that He is performing a good work in my life and He turns all things, even adverse circumstances, to my good”, we are becoming stronger and stronger in our spirit, the core, and the center of who we really are.
Verse 18 says to place our focus on eternity. You see, God has a set plan for your life. In other words, He has prepared for you the realm of influence you will have, authority and even a geographical place for you to carry out His purposes. He’s set you aside for such a time as this, to be the deliverer of His answer to the world’s problems. When you have a plan for your life like that, you can’t fail. When you have a plan for your life like that, you don’t look at the chaos in the natural. No. You look at the success in heaven. Has God called you to start a church in your community? Then turn your gaze to heaven and see the people of your community in heaven. Turn your eyes to heaven and see the success that your church will have.
When we take our focus off eternity, off heaven, we are giving our worries and fears in the natural too much credit. We know that they deserve no credit because we operate from a higher place than just what you can see, feel and hear. This is why we are victorious in what we set out to do for His kingdom.
So place your focus on Eternity. See His plans for your life walked out in victory. See the answer to your prayers that have already been received and answered in heaven.