For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
2 Corinthians 4:17
It’s easy to get your spiritual eyes fixed so firmly on the problems in your life, you overlook the blessings completely! As a result, you end up suffering through situations that should have you rejoicing.
Let me show you what I mean. Not long ago, this ministry (Kenneth Copeland Ministry, KCM) was facing some terrific financial pressures. I stood in Faith against them. I battled against them with the Word and in prayer.
What I didn’t realize was this: During that time when the problems seemed so great, the blessings were even greater. This ministry was growing faster, ministering to more people, writing more letters, printing more publications, sending out more teaching tapes than ever before! It was a breakthrough time…a time for rejoicing. But I didn’t know it because I was too busy thinking about the problems.
I was so tunnel visioned, all I could see was the pressure, and I suffered through some hard times when I should have been shouting the victory.
But thank God, He woke me up before it was over. He woke me up to the blessings and reminded me that the problems are temporary, or subject to change, but God and His Word of victory are never subject to change!
If you have been suffering through some hard times lately, wake up to the blessings around you. You will be much more effective in battling the problems if you are giving God the glory for the solutions He has already Provided. Take your eyes off the trouble and look around you. You will soon be shouting the victory.