In this passage, Paul is talking to the church at Corinth about the concerns of this world. He is talking specifically about possessions and becoming too attached to them. He tells us that he wants us to be free from the concerns of this life so that we can focus on what really matters: the Kingdom of God.
Sometimes we get consumed with the things of this world. We worry about the phone we have, the car we drive, and the clothes we wear. But the secret to being truly happy is to forget about these things and focus on God and what he wants for your life.
If we focus solely on God, then the other things that seem so important to us now will quietly fade into the distance. We will see things through God’s eyes and not through our limited human sight.
In times like these, when things are uncertain, it’s easy to focus on the negative things and the things that we don’t know. Paul tells us that instead of focusing on these things, we should be focusing on God. When we put our focus on God then we can have faith that he will get us through whatever we are going through – no matter what.
I’m currently struggling with some things regarding my future. It’s not an easy situation or a situation I thought I’d find myself in right now. I had a plan and I was headed a certain direction and then it felt as though the rug was pulled out from under me. What am I going to do? Where am I going to do it? Was the time, money, and energy I spent to get this point a total waste? It is frustrating to say the least, and in my weakest moments I question God and his plan for me.
However, I know that God has a plan, and that his plan is what is best. I know that even though I can’t see it now, there is something better for me on the horizon. Instead of focusing on what I don’t have, dreams left hanging in the balance, I need to keep my focus on Jesus, my Rock and my Salvation. That’s what it means to be free from the concerns of this life. So keep your eyes on Jesus, and I’ll do the same!