As we continue our reflections on self-image and self-discovery, Apostle Paul advises not to fix your eyes on what is seen.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
~2 Corinthians 4:18
What are those aspects of your life that are visible? It is so easy to establish your expectations in life on what your physical senses tell you.
Yet — and interestingly — I have seen a very ‘short and ugly’ man marry a very tall beautiful model. And you know why? The reason is not far-fetched. The so-called short ugly man may be so in your eyes. In his own mind, however, he’s tall, handsome and amazing. His self-image is disconnected from his physical appearance. His sense of self-worth has nothing to do with his physical appearance.
Paul points out that what is seen is temporary. This is why you should never build your self-image and expectations on what you see with your natural eyes. Circumstances are not forever. Appearances change. Everything that is visible changes.
As a matter of fact, whereas people tend to think that God has stopped creating things, I believe otherwise. God hasn’t stopped creating things. I believe God is still creating new things. This is why people keep discovering new things on the planet. They keep finding out new things about the universe. God keeps creating new things, especially things we need, as man continues his stay on this side of eternity. Change is a constant in the equation of life. New realities emerge every day.
So your circumstances are subject to change. Your circumstances at the moment may be unpleasant and undesirable. The next time you look, however, they’re not going to be there anymore. When you look again, you won’t see them. Your state of affairs is subject to change. What is seen, is temporary. May your heart be established in this truth.