We fail to understand God’s purpose because we (are conditioned to) see with physical eyes only and not with our spiritual eyes.
We see what we want for ourselves (a better dream experience), not what God wants for us (to awaken as the dreamer to the dream).
So now (in awakening) we give our attention not only to what is seen, but to what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
~ St Paul, sharing the gnosis (the knowing) with the followiers of Jesus’ teaching at Corinth, Greece. (2 Cor. 4:18).