When I am wading through the mire of day-to-day life, I tend to forget I serve a God who is Lord of heaven and earth. At church, I sing about his power and majesty, yet through the week these truths seem to escape my thinking. I know that all my hope is in him; my future is set by him. In light of this, you’d think he’d be continuously in my daily thoughts. Unfortunately, I get caught up in what is seen, and I forget about what is unseen.
The Apostle Paul exhorts us in 2 Corinthians 4:18, “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.” I understand from these words that Paul is telling us to always remember the eternal as we trudge through the daily temporal. He is encouraging us that the right now isn’t all of it. The future that God has promised us is looming ahead.
So no matter how submerged I am in the responsibilities of today, I must remember that this will pass. As I’m bent over laboring to accomplish what is currently set before me, I should pause and look up. There before me is the bright light of the shining future. How often should I look up? I answer, “a lot!”
Even when I’m looking down concentrating on the task at hand, the light of my future is still there. It illuminates my life making my burden lighter and giving me the strength to carry on.