Wednesday, 27 January 2021
“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT
The word of God has so much to say about faith and I’m pretty sure most of us know some faith scriptures off by heart and can quote them at will. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that without faith, it is impossible to please GOD, it further goes on to say anyone who comes to GOD must believe that He is [God/who He says He is] and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. Faith has an element of certainty, we have to know that we know, there’s no room for doubt or anything in between.
In this short time that we are given on earth, we will be faced with all kinds of challenges, trials, tests, and troubles. I can assure you, that none of these last forever, and if we can truly look back, we will see that, truly, nothing that we go through lasts forever. I mean, 10 years ago, it could’ve been a heartbreak, 5 years ago, it could’ve been studies, 3 years ago it could’ve been a horrible boss. Today it could be a job loss and it might feel like the end of the world, but surely GOD has a proven track record, no? None of these things last forever, so we need not focus on them, however, there is One who does last forever and it’s Him that we should focus on, the word of God, Jesus (John 1:1).
When we focus on GOD, we will go through these things with so much peace knowing that He will safely get us to the other side. What has He promised you? What has He said about your life? Those are the things we should think about and confess even when it looks impossible at this point. The LORD is soon coming, and our KPI (Key Performance Indicator) will not be the attainment of the promise but the faith we hold in our heart towards that promise. (Luke 18:8b). Keep believing, keep trusting, Faith is pleasing to GOD and the more things look impossible, the more your faith is pleasing to Him. So fix your eyes on the unseen which lasts forever and not the seen which is temporary.
The LORD is soon coming, and our KPI will not be the attainment of the promise but the faith we hold in our heart towards that promise