18 While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18
Imagine not looking at what you are seeing. The verse says though we see, we pay no attention to what we see, but we look or pay attention to what we do not see. Faith is the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). We don’t pay attention to the things that are seen and all the evidence our senses offer. We pay attention to the unseen and eternal things, and faith is the evidence of the things not seen. In other words, do the things you see, give evidence of what you are hoping for? If you are trusting God for financial breakthrough, the five Naira in your pocket does not stand as proof of your financial breakthrough. It is probably most useful to you as a precious seed in good ground. If you are trusting God for divine healing, the symptom you are feeling does not stand as evidence of your divine healing. If anything, it contradicts what you are hoping for. If you are truly living by faith you will not pay attention to anything you see if it contradicts what you are hoping for.
Instead pay attention to what you don’t see because that is what matters and that is what your faith is standing for. Your faith is standing for the things you cannot see. The things you are seeing are no good. They are useless, so ignore them. Don’t lie by saying, “There is no pain,” or whatever symptom it is you are feeling. The symptom doesn’t help you understand that Jesus by His stripes healed you. Ignore it! It’s unimportant. The things which are seen are temporal. They are just for a moment. They will pass away. Don’t lie about them; ignore them and fill the vacuum with the truth of the matter – God’s Word.
Confession: Nobody pays attention to lies. I choose to ignore the enemy’s propaganda. I will focus on the eternal, life-giving truth, that is, the Word of the Living God.