The movie, The Matrix, was very insightful into the human condition. It portrays a very important truth: what is seen is not real and what is not seen is real. What is real lasts forever and what is not real doesn’t.
C.S. Lewis spoke about this when he said, “You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” What is not seen should be our focus, not what is seen. The Word of God reiterates this thought in 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, “We do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day…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.”
What will your focus be on this week, the inner or the outer person? Believers waste so much time worrying about how they look physically and how they appear to others. It’s a waste of time to focus on such things that don’t last forever! Every day, you can choose to use your biblically-based truth filter to stay focused on Jesus in each situation you face. With each decision you can allow the Spirit to build Christ-like eternal character within you. As you begin a new week make the decision to hear from Jesus and do what He says to do. If you do, you will build up your soul – the inner real you that will last forever, a healthy use of time.
Se“T” Free Nowww