For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 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 4:17-18)
When I was laid off four years ago, I had to step into the knowledge that my career had become the most important element of my life. I was an executive. In many ways I let the kingdom I had built give me my worth. My eyes were fixed very much on today.
After my lay off, I threw myself back into my family and our home. Reconciling relationships, reconnecting with my community, and repairing a strained home were my focus. Our shared kingdom became my biggest priority. My eyes were fixed on the strength of my home, including extended family, with a perspective that spanned the generations.
Yet God calls us to focus not on our own kingdoms and what is seen, but focus on what is unseen…His Kingdom! Friends, today we are called to fix our eyes on eternity.