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God Designed You for More - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - April 3, 2021

  • 2021 Apr 03

God Designed You for More
By Rick Warren

“We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)

God created you to live in heaven with him for eternity. Heaven is your home—not Earth. 

That’s why you sometimes experience discontentment and dissatisfaction in life. You’re not completely happy here because you’re not supposed to be! 

If you were totally happy on Earth, you might think you could live without God. But God created you to long for something much better—a home in heaven with him.

A fish would never be happy living on land, because it was made for water. An eagle could never feel satisfied if it wasn’t allowed to fly. 

You will never feel completely satisfied on Earth, because you were made for more. You will have happy moments here, but it’s nothing compared to what God has planned for you in eternity.

This is also why some of God’s promises seem unfulfilled, some prayers seem unanswered, and some circumstances seem unfair. This life is not the end of the story.

When you realize life on Earth is just temporary, it radically alters your values. Eternal values, not temporal ones, become the deciding factor for your decisions. 

The Bible tells us to “fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV).

The next time you find yourself longing for more than this life offers you, remember that’s just evidence that you were made for something more!

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