If you happened to join us on Sunday a couple weeks ago, you will remember that I shared a story where I broke my wife’s cake plate…a cake plate that used to belong to her grandmother. Then, a couple days later I broke her favorite coffee mug that our daughter gave her.
I heard from a few of you who thought I was doing this to get out of dish duty. If only. Tried that with diapers, didn’t work.
So I asked for prayer from you all that I wouldn’t break anything else. Guess what, no joke…I broke our TV last week. True story, don’t want to talk about it.
Thankfully, I don’t have to live in my misery. I don’t have to focus on my mistakes, or my weakness. I need to set my heart on things above.
2 Corinthians 4:18: So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
We can all get distracted, overwhelmed, disappointed or troubled here on this side of heaven. What God’s desire for us is to not look or focus on what is so temporary that we miss out on those things that have eternal value.
We don’t want to get caught up in our own world so much that the eternal focus escapes us. We want to serve The Lord, not our schedules, wallets or possessions.
So if you are like me, and you break a family heirloom, or the families source of entertainment, thank the Lord, the things we cannot see will last forever.