Tuesday, May 23, 2006

What Are You Looking At?

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV)

Are your bills overwhelming and all you see are the late notices? Is your body so sick all you think about is how bad you feel? Are the kids rebelling and all you want to do is scream? Well, it’s time to stop looking at the problems and focus on what God’s Word says. It doesn’t mean we’re to ignore the problem. I know, easier said than done. But if we’re to have victory over the circumstances and problems in life, we’ll have to take a stand and fight. To do that, we need to take God at His word and believe in his promise more than how deep in debt we might be or how sick we are.
That means we’re going to have to first find out what God’s promise is for us in any circumstance we may encounter. Then, meditate and speak it out. That way, we get our minds and eyes focused on what God says and not what the circumstances are trying to tell us. And the circumstances will always try to convince us we’re never going to get out of debt, or we’ll always be sick or even will kill us, or the kids will never change. If we continue to look at the problem, we are only setting ourselves up to let them win. However, the good news is God tells us we don’t have to be broke anymore and we don’t have to be sick.

So, what are you looking at today?