“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.” II Corinthians 4:18
How do I know I’m acting in the will of my Father in heaven? How do I know if my next decision is one that reflects, not rejects, the will of God in my life? Hmmm, certainly makes me wonder! And many more, both before and with me, have posed this same question to friends, family and the Father! It’s a big question, surrounding the purpose of a big God that has big plans for me! It is heavy knowing that I could, with one misguided step, alter the course of His will for me.
Really? My steps, my disobedience, my selfishness, my conceited arrogance could be the thing that changes the course of His will in my life — for my life? Living in the fear of that law can only produce unripened fruit. My attempts to stay within the guardrails of life would only suggest I will get considerably dented, disfigured and damaged due to the nature of my humanity. So do I stop trying? Do I sit back and put it all on auto-pilot and “coast” into the pearly gates in need of a severe “tune-up” before slipping into heaven? That one is difficult to swallow! But I don’t think so.
Instead of asking myself questions concerning my placement in God’s will for tomorrow, next month, next year — regarding life altering decisions to move, marry or become a missionary, I should rather ask the questions about today! Is my life TODAY reflecting the will of the Father? Is what I’m doing TODAY in His plan for me TODAY?
See, tomorrow may never come and often times looking into the future for answers results in scenarios only our finite, “only what’s possible and logical” minds can imagine. In relying upon that measure of impossibility limits the work of the Master’s Hand in the orchestration of what isn’t possible in our own eyes, minds and hearts and allows for the Spirit to move freely within and through us to make the impossible possible. Let me speak into the outcome of my future and I only find answers in what appears — what is seen. Give the evil one a sliver of opportunity and he will only offer suggestions and planting seeds of doubt, gloom and destruction laced in the poison of what appears to be right. But God works through the faith of those who trust in that which is unseen — He can pull off the impossible in a heartbeat. He’s in the Truth business! So, I pray into my future in faith of His will, trusting the fruit of my obedience today finds me too, in His will.
Lord, I want to trust in you for my today and my tomorrow. But the tomorrow I see has so many things that seem impossible. Give me the wisdom to discern your Truth – Victory in Jesus, from the lies of the evil one – Victory in me. Only YOU can make my tomorrow! So, I focus on my today in YOUR will – my filter in all things today is through YOU! I know that tomorrow has enough trouble of it’s own! But even so, you are faithful!
“But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope.” Galatians 5:5
by: Mark Cruver