Faith motivated Abraham to obey God’s call and leave the familiar to discover the territory he was destined to inherit from God. So he left with only a promise and without even knowing ahead of time where he was going, Abraham stepped out in faith. He lived by faith as an immigrant in his promised land as though it belonged to someone else. He journeyed through the land living in tents with Isaac and Jacob who were persuaded that they were also co-heirs of the same promise.His eyes of faith were set on the city with unshakable foundations, whose architect and builder is God himself. Hebrews 11:8-10(TPT)
Everything n is world is temporary. It’s not the place in which we stay. It’s the place through which we journey. We pass through this world. It isn’t our home. It’s the tent world. And all of us are just campers. Everything in this world changes, every circumstance , every experience, every stage of life . . . they’re all tents. We dwell in one tent for a season, and then move on to another. Your childhood was tent in which once you dwelt and then you moved on. Your good times, your bad times, your successes and failures, your problems, your joys and sorrow your adulthood, your old age . . . they’re all just tents. Even your physical being, even that’s a tent, temporary and always changing. The very frailty of it all is a reminder that we’re only journeying through.
Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day. For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18(AMP)
For the child of God, it’s the journey home. It’s the home to the Promised Land . . . to heaven . . . the place where we give up our tents and exchange that hich is temporary for that which everlasting.
And this is no empty hope, for God himself is the one who has prepared us for this wonderful destiny. And to confirm this promise, he has given us the Holy Spirit, like an engagement ring, as a guarantee. 2 Corinthians 5:5(TPT)
This is applied in every way. No matter what happens in this world or in your life, never forget, you’re not home . . you’re only journeying through. Every problem will pass, and every temptation will fade. So tread lightly. It’s not the scenery that will determine your life, it’s not t circumstances; it’s where you’re going. Keep your eyes focused and your heart fixed on your destination—on the Promised Land. And for all the rest, just remember . . . you’re only camping.
Meditate on: Living everyday as a camper. Don’t get caught up in your circumstances. Focus instead on the journeying. And travel lightly.