From the 10K foot view, we would likely all agree that those things in our lives which often lead to the most anxiety or fear are only a possibility of an unknown future. It is often the fear of the unknown which can cause the most stress in our lives. It is what lies just beyond what we can see which can bring on fear and anxiety. Even when we are right in the middle of a difficult situation, we are likely most concerned about an unknown future. What should I do next? How long will it last? How will it impact my future plans? What will so-and-so think? What if this...what if that?
Can I just tell ya something? The way I see it, there are two ways to face our unknown future. We can face it with faith or we can face it with fear. The writer in Hebrews referenced the example of the faith of Moses. Moses was raised with a silver spoon while watching his Hebrew people suffer as slaves. As Moses made plans for his future, he relied on his faith as he looked ahead to the reward. He faced his future by relying on faith instead of by running in fear. His perspective was heavenly, not earthly. In faith regarding his future, Moses gave up the riches of Egypt in order to gain the reward of eternity.
When we are tempted to allow fear of an unknown future to grab hold of our perspective, we ought to allow faith to guide us into a heavenly perspective. A heavenly perspective is seeing life the way God sees it and trusting in Him to be with us regardless of what our future holds. A heavenly perspective is also a constant awareness that as Christians and co-heirs with Jesus, this place is not our permanent home.
What it will take in order to develop a more heavenly perspective is actually quite evident: We must take our eyes off of ourselves and put them squarely on God and the things of God. #MásDeTi
Father, forgive me for allowing the fiery darts of Satan and the distractions of the world to allow fear and anxiety to creep into my heart. Please help me keep a heavenly perspective in this temporary place which is not my home. My hope, because of the cross, is the anchor for my soul. Oh hallelujah! I set my eyes and my heart on eternity with You Father! Amen.