At one time I lived my life according to what was in front of me—according to the external circumstances I could see with my natural eyes. It felt as if I was living in a tunnel and the only light came from the opening in front. This is where my focus was—on the light at the end of the tunnel. There was no inner Peace. But one day God asked me to plug the opening at the end of the tunnel and turn my focus inward to what was unseen—His Words and His Visions that lived in my own heart. This would bring me Peace.
BLESSED IS SHE WHO HAS BELIEVED THAT WHAT THE LORD HAS SAID TO HER WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED!
Beloved, do not set your eyes on success that awaits you at the end of the tunnel. Do not look to your right and to your left at what others are doing. Do not stare at your circumstances. Instead, keep your eyes on My Words in your heart and set your eyes on the personal Visions I have given you. Focus on the daily, moment-by-moment tasks I have assigned you. Know that I will keep him in perfect Peace who trusts in Me; however, if you keep staring at the light at the end of the tunnel, you will lose this inner Peace.
THOU WILT KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE, WHOSE MIND IS STAYED ON THEE: BECAUSE HE TRUSTETH IN THEE
Capture that what is seen on the outside is temporary, but what God shows you in your heart is eternal.
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).
On what are you focused: on what is seen…or on what is unseen?
PRAYER: May I refrain from setting my eyes on success at the end of the tunnel, but instead set my eyes on You, O Lord. May I focus on the daily, moment-by-moment tasks You have given me. Then, Your Peace will reign in my heart.
Maintain an Awareness
And after we have sucked others empty and they have nothing more to give, we turn to distraction and destruction to ease the excruciating pain that oozes from our hearts…because we still believe we do not matter.