Eternal Eyes

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we do not look at the things which seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”   (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)


The best way to tackle an obstacle is to see it as an opportunity. And through Christ, that’s what everything you and I face really is — an opportunity to grow in your faith, an opportunity to impact others for eternity, and an opportunity to experience God’s presence be renewed in an increasing way through His love for you. Think of all the obstacles we read in the Scriptures that stood in the way of men and women of faith that were turned into opportunities for God to be glorified and His people blessed. Joseph’s betrayal and imprisonment in Egypt led to the salvation of the Hebrew people from famine. Queen Esther going before the king, an act that could have cost her life; to save her Jewish people from extermination at the hands of evil Haman. And King David’s years of running from Saul led to some of the most powerful and encouraging Psalms in the Bible. And ultimately, there is Jesus’ death for us on the cross which became our victory No matter if it’s an illness, a loss of a loved one, or job loss? Take your eyes off the trial you’re going through and fix them on the One who can turn anything in this life into a triumph to those whose faith and trust is in Christ. When you see yourselves with God’s eternal perspective, you realize there really are no obstacles He can’t overcome! And our lives are in Him.

Prayer: Lord give us Your perspective about our lives and strengthen us to keep our eyes and gaze fixed on Jesus no matter what trials comes our way. Amen.

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981