Focus On The Unseen

16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  18 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.  (II Corinthians 4:16-18) 

What is generally the focus of man.  The things that we can see and experience.  We can see riches.  It is our focus.  We can see fame.  It is our focus.  We can see status.  It is our focus.  We can see popularity.  It is our focus.  We can see nice houses.  It is our focus.  We can see great success.  It is our focus.  These things that we see are temporary.  There are also things we see that we focus to do our best to stay away from.  Suffering.  We focus on bypassing.  Trials.  We focus on missing.  Hardships.  We focus on eliminating.  Burdens.  We focus on giving away.  But these light afflictions cannot be compared to the glory that we shall receive.  These are temporary troubles.  These are troubles for the outward man.  But even though that outward man may perish, the inward man is renewed day by day knowing that these are temporary situations.  Therefore, we do not faint.  We do not grow weary in well doing.  We do not get tired of serving Christ.  We struggle day after day knowing that we have a reward that awaits us.  Do not focus on the things that you can see.  Focus on the promises of God, that which you cannot see.

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