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There’s more going on than what meets the eye and the physical world we see doesn’t contain the full scope of reality. There are also unseen spiritual realities that play an active part in our daily lives.

To be sure, in a time when science tends to reign supreme, it’s easy to find ourselves suspect of attributing aspects of our life to unseen realities. And it’s only quite natural to trust those things we can see, touch, and handle.

But our reluctance to accept reality doesn’t change what’s true. And while potentially blissful, ignorance of unseen realities can be costly.

As we reflect on life we see there are many things science cannot fully explain – the truth of a kiss or the creative inspiration of an artist, for example.

It’s not always conscious, but we tend to accept transcendent realities throughout our life and relationships – aspects that go beyond our limited understanding.

And these unseen realities might go on to explain much of the conflict, contempt, and division we see and experience throughout our life.

For instance, the fight with our wife, the resentment at work, and the social unrest might all be attributed to personality differences, emotional immaturity, or mere basic selfishness.

But as the Apostle Paul reminds us, we’re not fighting against human enemies, but against evil forces of the unseen world.

What we see on the surface is true, but it’s not the full truth.There’s more going on than what meets the eye.

Remembering this helps us to engage in the right battles with the proper equipment.

Using our limited human reasoning to address spiritual realities only gets us so far. We must put on the whole armor of God to stand against the unseen forces of evil that plague our life.

Learn to see the unseen and address the full reality of your life and relationships.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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