Pressing firmly against these glass ceilings, everyone seems to be pandering for a place (or space) to be seen…a place to breakthrough the mundane, for a popular platform of notoriety and self importance.
Social media has become a hot-spot for our preferred “spotlight” moments. It’s become a guarantee of exposure, where our life can be lived on full display.
So much of our society puts a higher value on what is seen, than that which remains hidden. But what if I told you, God does His best work in the dark…in the places that are seemingly unknown, unseen, and unimportant. We put such a high price tag on the physical—but God looks deeper than our surface accomplishments and facades.
The most important aspects of living on purpose, are those that are hidden beneath life’s surfaces.
Take our bodies for example…
The physical attributes and benefits to working on our fitness, could never compare to the inner workings of our structural beings. Without the continued beating of our hearts, our bodies have no power…without our brain, lungs, and blood, we have no movement or functional aspects for survival. Yet the emphasis to show growth in life—is measured by our success, our beauty, and our accomplishments.
Desiring success within an aspect of life is not wrong, but ignoring the growth that is needed to get there—will leave you hollow and unfulfilled.
God cares deeply about the parts of our life, that will never be seen on social media.
Like our character, our attitudes, our spirit, soul, and body…He is working, even when we can’t feel it…and He is moving, even when we can’t see it.
We need to stop and ask ourselves a few questions:
— Have we placed more importance on the superficiality of our world?
— How about the surface aspects of life?
— Are we blatantly ignoring the deep inner workings of what’s truly important—and eternal?
Growth happens in the dark. In the deep. Beneath the surface…
It’s time within this new season of growth, that we allow the eyes of our soul to become open to the inner workings of Christ. Let Him dig out the weeds of superficial living, and replace it with eternal reward.
We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18