But when I am patient, focus on what I can’t see…focus on the joys of the journey I see something totally different.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes
not on what is seen, but on what is unseen,
since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
It is so easy to get bogged down with what is happening right here. Right now. It is easy to forget that the prize is not in this life, that it isn’t getting the house cleaned, the bills paid, the new car, the new house, the new job….blah, blah, blah. No, the prize isn’t any of these things. If I am not careful, I can lose sight of the real prize and spend too much energy focusing on what IS SEEN, RATHER THAN WHAT IS UNSEEN.
There are a few changes going on in my life and I have been reflecting on what the REAL goal is. How do I get there? What needs to change? I have also been focusing on how H.A.R.D. it is…oops, I think that might be the problem. Rather than focusing on how hard the journey is, maybe I should focus on JOY of the journey. Rather than focusing of the challenges, maybe I should focus on the sweet victory at the end.
When I lose focus all I see in my life is the wind blown sand.
I found this writing by Max Lucado to be very helpful. You might enjoy it too.
Have a good weekend!