Faith in the Unseen

*This post was originally published here but I needed to hear it and read it again. And again!  

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 4:18

This Bible verse is what faith is all about. So simple right?

Fix our eyes on what is unseen, what is in your heart? Do you have the faith to let it come to you? Do you have the patience to allow it to happen organically?

What is unseen is eternal, you are made in the image of God. Is it challenging to remember this bombshell: you are a spiritual and eternal being having a human experience?

Speaking for myself, my ego wants me to go after all the worldly things that we deem valuable. Plus, I want what I want and I want it now. Take this book for instance. If I’d had my way, G3, would have already been written. I’d have “banged it out” in six months, traveling and interviewing two athletes each month. I’m so ready for this, my ego tells me. So ready.

But the truth is, these things take time to line up. God knows what is best for me. Much is out of my control and there is a lesson in that.

God has me in a holding pattern on some days and then it’s go time on others. And I have to learn to be okay with that. So I am. Because after all, why am I doing this in the first place? To share the gifts that God has so graciously given me and share all this love.

When I really think about it, G3 is way bigger than me. But then again, it’s also all about me. Sound like a contradiction? Sure feels like one!

So I remember: fix my eyes NOT on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 


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