“The things that are seen are temporal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18, NKJV
If you can see it, you can have it. This is a faith and leadership principle. It’s the vision protocol.
The converse is true, too. If you can’t see it -- often you can’t have it.
Again, let’s look at this interesting verse in 2 Corinthians, “The things that are seen are temporal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18) In other words, if you can see it then it must be possible to experience in the temporal realm -- aka: your life!
We often see this verse in light of not being focused on temporal things, but on having an eternal perspective, and that is the overall context of the verse, but there is a vision truth for the temporal lodged in this verse as well. Let’s highlight different words and read it several different ways...
“The things that ARE seen ARE temporal.”
“The things that are SEEN are TEMPORAL.”
The encouraging thing is that if you can see it, it must be possible in the temporal realm. If you can see yourself in a new house, with a new job, moving up in life, expanding your family, enlarging your circle of friends, increasing your influence and so on -- it must be possible in the temporal realm. Can you see that? (Pun intended!)
So, what do you see? What can you envision? What can you visualize?
If you can see it, you can have it -- and the Lord will guide you with His wisdom to experience it in this temporary life! Trust the Lord for His wisdom and plan for realizing it in its fullness!