Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.
LORD Jesus, we thank You for all the things You are providing for us. Enable us, O God we pray, to keep our focus on the One who gives and not on the things we want or have. Let our minds be set on things that are above. Give us the spirit of discernment to see things in light of eternity. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.
It’s so easy to lose sight of eternity when we are caught in the middle of wrestling with the here and now, isn’t it? We have to make decisions on a daily basis. These range from the smallest, like which shirt to wear, up to the larger ones, like which house to buy. Then we also worry about things like how to manage this or that situation. We need to decide what’s for dinner, or we have to make a decision while facing a tough family issue.
In midst of all of what is going on in our life do we ever stop to see things in light of eternity? Does it matter what we do and how we do things? Will it make a change if we are buying one product over another? Where lies our focus? Where do we aim at?
C.S. Lewis said:
“It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth and you will get neither.”
When we are only living in the here and now, without having the light of eternity in our life, then faith neither has much room nor power in our life. We desire the world and the things of it and we lose sight.
Are you living in light of eternity?