Our hearts become void of hope and get robbed of courage when we lose vision. We lose vision when we see ourselves or our circumstances through distorted lenses. To help us see rightly, the Lord put eternity into our hearts and promised to make everything beautiful in its own time (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Out of all of creation the Lord could have chosen to place eternity, He chose to place it in the hearts of His sons and daughters. DO YOU EVER FEEL DESTINED FOR GREATNESS? It’s because you ARE destined for greatness. Maybe you have dreams in your heart that spring up once in a while. I believe this glimpse of clarity is the Father allowing us to peer through the curtains of time to see who we are in Him and what we will do for His Kingdom in our lifetime. Don’t get me wrong. His love for us always remains constant and overflowing. Even if we never do a single thing for Him in our lives, the degree to which He loves us wouldn’t change because His love is unconditional. But when He allows us to peer through the curtains of eternity, we gain strength and vision. We know the goal and purpose of our adversity, pain, trials, and seasons of pruning. The fruit we bear in our lives and the advancement we make for His Kingdom are worth it all. Our assignments may differ but we all carry Christ in us, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). It’s not a matter of IF we will receive His promises over our lives, it’s simply a matter of when. He is true to His word. Let’s remember to see clearly in the midst of the storm and have joy knowing that the testing of our faith through the storm produces endurance and when our endurance is fully developed, we will be perfect and complete, lacking nothing (James 1:2-4).