For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 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 (2Corth 4vs.17-18).
Our challenges will always produce best results for us. At the end of the tunnel we will see light- an exceeding eternal weight of glory. When people face certain challenges in life they feel that because the affliction was faced on the outside it should also workout on the outside an eternal weight of glory. This is not the true interpretation of this passage because the phrase ‘eternal weight of glory’ in the above passage is not speaking about outward manifestation. Rather it means that the light affliction on the outside is going to work for you an eternal weight of glory on the inside. This affliction can be seen and handled, but the weight of glory that it will work out cannot be seen neither can it be handled. This light affliction is temporal because it will eventually pass away while the weight of glory is eternal. They are thoughts that God will communicate to you during the time of affliction and once acted upon it produces result on the outside. Once the thoughts have been communicated, you will have access to the unseen and based on that you are expected to start doing things and taking decisions in a particular way which shows a whole new learning process for you. Therefore, based on the new decisions taken and the new way of doing things you will begin to see manifestation on the outside.
What God is saying to you is that your prayer should not be about being blessed on the outside rather it should be about getting His wisdom. This is because once you have that wisdom, God will also give you the ability to sustain and nurture the blessing that comes with it.
A lot of people go through things on the outside but do not know it is an opportunity to access the mind of God and that should be our priority in such times. Once you start accessing the mind God and putting those thoughts into action, it is natural for those around you to think that what you are doing is strange because to them the timing is inconvenient. Therefore, if your decision has become the voice of reason then it means the miraculous element in that decision is no more present. That is because it has now become common knowledge. Meaning somebody has already brought the idea into the earth, used it and people have accepted it has a common norm.
In order to move forward you have to start accessing the mind of God. The problem with man is that we are not single minded when it comes to any thing in life and we need to be focused in order to get anything out of life. People are careful about too many things and they carry a lot of responsibility such as what they will eat, wear, live etc. But God says He has already made the provision for all these things therefore, do not think about them because only one thing is needful.
God wants you to find out what is in His heart for your life and only that is expedient. Like the next level for your life, how you ought to behave in this present stage and in the next stage of your life etc. Even if time and environment seem not to be responding to you do not worry about that because God is preparing you for the big finish. Remember that the scripture says, “he that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. If you observe your environment before following God’s instructions you will never be able to access what God has prepared for you. Obey God and you will see that your going forth has been prepared in the morning. Before you utter a word to God in prayer He has already answered because the preparation in answering the prayer has already been made available years before the need arises. Therefore, if you would just believe and obey the instructions of God, you will never experience shame, humiliation or lack rather you will find the unsearchable riches of God that can only be discovered through God’s given wisdom.