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. 2 Corinthians 4: 18
The Lord has placed this verse in my heart lately. As I go through a season where most things look, to the naked eye, plainly problematic and challenging, the inspired words of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians keep coming back to me. The last few weeks, for instance, I’ve been thinking about how our old house hasn’t sold yet. I took a drive around our old neighborhood a couple of days ago and realized there is yet another house up for sale in the tiny community. I really don't remember, in the 15+ years I spent in that lovely area, to have seen that many houses listed for sale. Even at the height of the housing market crisis we never saw so many for sale signs popping up in yards around us. Granted, there aren't THAT many...but in relation to the size of the neighborhood...see, I'm babbling about it too much...I can't stop!
At any rate, back to my story, when I saw the for sale sign on this particular yard my heart sank. But the Lord in His infinite mercy quickly brought His Word back to my thoughts… and I remembered the message He has been trying to send me: “fix your eyes on what is not seen, for what is seen is deceiving…” It really does not matter how saturated our little housing market is at the moment. If it is in His plan for us to sell the house, it will happen! Regardless of how much nicer, bigger, cheaper, better staged the other houses around ours are, if it is in His plan, ours will sell at the appointed time. I just have to relax and let Him do His thing!
“I’m going to let God be God…” This is what I’ve been repeating to myself. He’s got this, and everything else. In the meantime, I am going to try to enjoy watching His hand at work in my life. I pray for Him to give me a heightened awareness of His presence and that in the process I learn how to lean on Him…completely…and how to focus on the unseen, for that’s what is eternal.
For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5: 7
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