I have been looking at my circumstances in life. I have focused on all that is going on around me that I have lost sight of my purpose. Even while typing this, I am still a work in progress. I still see the situation at hand no matter how I look at it. I still do not have a husband or a father for my children. I have many other obstacles that I am dealing with on a daily basis. There is no way around those. However, my main focus, should out way my daily situations that I am going through. My hope does not come from what I see. By keeping my eyes on what I am going through is only making me feel defeated and deserted. I feel overwhelmed and hopeless. No where to turn and no one to go to. Those are all feelings! Scott would always say... "You can't help how you feel. But, you can help how you act." Those are great words of wisdom.
2 Cor. 4:18 "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!"
I have got to turn my eyes back to the Lord and his purposes in my life. I have to look to him.
Matt. 7:33 "Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you."
When I look to him first, he will take care of my every need. I have nothing to worry about.
Matt. 7:25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life."
2 Cor. 5:7 "We live by FAITH, not by SIGHT."
Heb. 11:1 "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and CERTAIN of what we do not see."
Are you certain in what you do not see? Are you confident in the God? Do you know he is who he says he is?
Without a doubt.... I believe he is an amazing God. A caring, loving, compassionate, jealous God!!!
Heb. 10:23 "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful!"
Heb. 10:35 "Do not throw away your CONFIDENCE, it will richly be rewarded."
Our confidence is believing God is who he says he is, and he will do what he says he will do.
Heb. 10:36 "You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised."
Ps. 25:15 "My eyes are ever on the Lord for only he will release my feet from the snare!!!!"
All of that to say....
When we take our eyes off of the things of the Lord, we lose sight of what our purpose is. Just like I told my kids the night of the accident..... As soon as we have told ALL of the people we are suppose to tell about God, we get to go home. We have a mission... It is about the kingdom of God and his will being done here on earth. It is not about our circumstances that we are in.