How many times do we grow discouraged…just by what we see before us? As a circumstance enters our life; it seems as though we become so caught up in what is happening and where it could lead us, rather than what could come out of these troubling times.
In 2 Corinthians 5:7, we read…“(For we walk by faith, not by sight :)” We must remember that it’s the things that we trust God for but don’t yet see; that helps us to keep pressing on. We must stop and think on one thing today…if we already had what we see before us, rather than what we cannot see; then would we ever feel the need to keep moving forward in life?
One thing I can truly say about the deep pain and heartache that God had allowed within my life; is that these moments were actually the moments that gave me a nudge, while helping me to keep moving forward with God. Of course…at the time, I didn’t see it that way because I was too tightly focused on every little thing that was going wrong; but now, as I look back on my life; I see where the difficult moments truly served a purpose, in bringing me closer to God and what He had for my life.
You know…I have come to see, through a hard and difficult life; that we can find ourselves going on a downward climb; just by focusing on what we see before us. Today, we need a faith that will take us beyond what we see, while allowing us to reach beyond our circumstances; to truly experience something greater; than what may be standing before us at the moment.
I will never forget the time, when I had allowed each surgery…along with other painful moments, to increase with strength; just by getting caught up, in what was seen with my own sight. I not only blocked the way for God to work; so He could take me beyond these moments, to something better; but I found over time; that my response to these painful moments had allowed me to lose sight, as to what was way beyond these problems, which only led me down a path of no hope.
May I encourage you today; to take your thoughts and sight away from what you see before you and allow your faith to become stepping stones that can lead you away from these difficult moments of despair; that you may truly experience the best that God longs to offer you…through the circumstance!