Photo by Jens Lelie on Unsplash.

Photo by Jens Lelie on Unsplash.

Last week we purchased a new-to-us vehicle. Nothing fancy, just something to get us from point A to point B. It’s funny how something like that can consume so much time and thought.

• How much should I spend?
• How many miles?
• The type: Truck, SUV, Crossover, Sedan???
• Automatic or Manual?
• Do I care what color?
• Craigslist or Dealer?

If you’re anything like me, some of these decisions weigh heavy on your shoulders. I want to be responsible and make the best possible choice. But the thing is, I’m no mechanic. I can listen to the motor, I can push on the brakes, I can even kick the tires (metaphorically speaking). But I couldn’t tell you a good find from a lemon.

There are so many decisions we face in a single day. Some are smaller such as, what to wear today or what to make for dinner. Others seem significantly more life altering such as, do I accept that job offer, should we purchase that home, or should I attend that college.

As I was doing my devotional this morning, this verse jumped out at me:

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)

I am relieved that the car search is over. But even before that decision was made, another decision reared its head that could easily divert me eyes, and ultimately my heart, to temporary things. 

I am talking to myself as much as to you when I say, “Let us go through our days with an eternal view.” Yes, decisions need to be made and jobs must be done, but there is an unseen eternal world around us. Let us be guided by the Holy Spirit, who sees the unseen. Let’s not miss the eternal world around us filled with souls that need Jesus and hurting hearts that need prayer. 

Stacey Butenschoen
For Foothills Women's Ministry

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