While 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 Cor. 4:18)
How can you look at something unseen? You're certainly not looking at it with your physical eyes. No, you're looking at it with your spiritual eyes, or the eyes of your spirit.
You're looking at it through the eyes of faith. A person who does not look at what is seen is not motivated by what is seen. Rather, he or she is motivated by the unseen.
People who are sick and are prayed for again and again do not get healed because they are motivated by their sight or by their feelings. The same people, if they feel well, say they're well. And if they feel sick, they say they're sick. They're motivated entirely by their feelings.
I pay no attention to my feelings whatsoever. I couldn't care less about them. I'm moved only by what I believe.
I adopted a motto from Smith Wigglesworth many years ago: "I'm not moved by what I see. I'm not moved by what I feel. I'm moved only by what I believe."
That has helped me through many a hard place.
I mean, I have looked around me in times past when everything seemed to indicate defeat.
But I just kept looking the situation right in the face, saying, "I'm not moved by what I see." I stood my ground calmly and deliberately, saying, "I'm not moved by what I see. I'm not moved by what I feel. I am moved only by what I believe."
That's faith. It has brought me through many a hard place, and it will do the same for you.
Confession: I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am moved only by what I believe. And I believe that God is working everything out for good, according to His Word.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )