2 Corinthians 4:18 - So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
God has been talking to me a lot lately about having an eternal perspective. That is what this verse is talking about as well. There are so many things in our lives that want to steal our time. So many of us are guilty of living from one moment to the next and not budgeting our time as we should. When we do this we end up spending most of our time satisfying our own selfish wants and not doing what God has called us to.
If we are not careful every free moment we have is filled up with things that have no lasting significance such as TV, video games, phones or something like that. Eventually we hit a point where we ask ourselves what it is all worth, and wonder if we have done anything that has lasting significance.
As we look at this verse we see Paul making the statement, “We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.” He then explains that we do this because what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
How many can honestly say that their focus is completely on the unseen? I try, but more often than not I find myself focusing on the temporary things of this life. To follow this statement we have to transform our way of thinking and figure out what is eternal.
Really, it’s not all that hard to figure out what our focus should be on. Jesus answers that question when He says, “Love God and Love people, in this you will fulfill all the law and commandments.” God is of course eternal, and people are eternal.
If we re-focus our life so that God is our primary focus with people as number two we will be working towards an eternal perspective. This is how we will make a difference that will last. Really, nothing else matters. All the other stuff in our lives should be a means to this end and not our goal.