While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).
The preceding Scripture to our opening verse says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment…” (2 Corinthians 4:17). In other words, that pain or that unpleasant situation may have been for five or ten years, but it’s subject to change, and it’ll work for you a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. How? The answer is in the opening verse: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
Stop looking at your present physical condition or how much you have in the bank or what people are saying about you. See the invisible! When you see the invisible, the wilderness experience will end. See God doing great things in your life. See yourself prosperous, healthy, vibrant and strong. See yourself walking in victory. See yourself walking in the glory of God.
This brings to mind the story of Abraham in Genesis 17:4-5. God changed Abraham’s name from Abram when he had no physical descendants. Abraham means “father of many” while Abram means “assumed father.” So, even when He had no children, God called him the father of many. God was teaching him to see the invisible.
The Apostle Paul, in Romans 4:17, explains to us that Abraham believed what God had said concerning him: “(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” He took his gaze off what his physical senses dictated to him and looked at the invisible through the eyes of the spirit. He saw himself as the father of many, just as God had said.
What has God made you? In your life, you must boldly declare who you really are. Someone might say, “Oh God, I’m such a failure; I’ve failed in everything. I’m so fed up with life.” Change your vision. Begin to see from another perspective. See the invisible. Meditate on, and declare what God has said about you.
When you say what God has said about you, your soul will be adjusted to act that way. You need to reprogramme your life with the Word of God. Whatever God has said about you, accept it; believe it, and say it to yourself consistently (Hebrews 13:5-6).