“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” (2 Cor. 4:18) (NKJV)
The average believer usually feels harassed and oppressed when his desires are not met for the simple reason that his focus is on things he can see. As children of God, we are admonished to put our eyes on things we cannot see, because such things are eternal, and in fact determines what the eyes can see.
Our focus must be on God’s promises for us (Phil. 3:13) and not on our past failures or achievements (2 Cor. 4:18). The future that God has ordained for us is much bigger and glorious than what the mind of any man can conceive.
When we genuinely seek God with the right heart, with a heart that is tender towards Him, with a teachable heart, only then can God mold us to become who He created us to be.
God is more interested in our soul than anything else. When we make His kingdom our priority, He is pleased and all the additions He promised are released. Many believers are struggling today because they lack the favour of God which can only be triggered when we seek Him first and make His priority, our priority.
If we want all things to work together for our good (Rom. 8:28), we must make ourselves an important factor in the extension and expansion of God’s kingdom in this world. We must position ourselves in such a way that God can use us for His kingdom. We must seek God because we love him and not because of what we want from Him.
Finally, we must put our eyes on the future and the things above. All the things we are running after are the things God has graciously promised to give us freely if only we seek Him first.
Did you do anything to advance the kingdom of God last week? What’s the plan for this week?