What Do You See?

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In Luke 18:35, there was a blind man who sat by the way side begging. When you don’t see, know or understand what has been given to you through Christ Jesus, you will always beg God for what you already have. Unlike Adam, you will always be seeking outside of you what’s already in you. When you walk in darkness or ignorance, you can’t see what you have or where you’re going. The word of God was given to us to be a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. The word is able to guide you in the right direction. It reveals the path you are supposed to take. It keeps you from being deceived and tricked. It keeps you from going around in circles. Just like myself, there are a lot of people trying to find ‘themselves’, but God doesn’t want us to find us. He wants us to find Him. And you shall seek Me and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13). When you find Him, you will know what He already knew. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord (Jeremiah 29:11).

The God we serve is able to speak and He wants to share with you who He made you to be. Your life has already been planned. Just like Jeremiah, God knew you before He formed you, but one of the reasons why we aren’t fully walking in what God has called us to be is because we don’t know who we are or the purpose for why we were born.

Another reason why we haven’t become who God called us to be is because we are afraid. Jeremiah was afraid also and he gave God an excuse as to why he couldn’t be or do what God said.  I am a child.  When I was about 23 years old, the Lord revealed to me who He called me to be. Even though I was a young adult in the physical, I was a child in the spirit, but God gives all of us space to grow. We have to grow in order to fit what God has placed on us. He wants us to become fit for His use. I don’t think it’s always that we don’t want to grow up. We just don’t like the things God uses to grow us up.

The last reason why we haven’t become who God called us to be is because we don’t want to separate or let people or things go (this also includes forgiving others and/or ourselves). We see this in the relationship between Abraham and his nephew, Lot. The moment they separated, the very moment Lot left, God told Abraham to look and see the land which He had given him and to his seed. Sometimes we don’t want to part with Lot, but what’s coming in your life is better than what left. What God wants to do in your life and in the generation after you is not familiar. It will not remind you of your past. It is not old. It is new. God wants His children to experience what we have never experienced before, but unfortunately sometimes we choose to settle for what’s here because we can’t see what’s there.

I created a vision board once. Not only did I post pictures, but I also wrote declarations underneath the pictures to speak over my life daily. Let me make this clear: Pictures and declarations aren’t enough. There are things you have to do to prepare for what you are expecting. Also, you must be obedient to the voice of the God. Whatever He tells you to do, do it. I got discouraged along the way and stopped looking at the pictures. When I stopped seeing (believing), I stopped speaking. I stopped speaking it because I couldn’t see it. I couldn’t see my family being restored. I couldn’t see myself finishing school. I couldn’t see myself no longer depressed. I couldn’t see what God said concerning me. Don’t stop speaking it just because you can’t see it. God gave you your own faith (Habakkuk 2:4). You can’t live without it. You need faith to see what your natural eyes can’t see. Your faith says, ‘I believe (see) and therefore I speak’ (2 Corinthians 4:13).

God asked Jeremiah, “What do you see?” When Jeremiah told Him he saw a rod of an almond tree, God replied, “You have seen well”. You can’t speak well if you don’t see well. Jeremiah could have said, I just see a tree, but what he was saying was, I see a branch. I see hope. See what God has given you. He has given you hope (and a future).

At a young age, one of the deacons of the church told me to always pray Psalm 119:18 before I read the word of God. Open my eyes that I may behold (see) wondrous things out of Your law. I know what you see in the natural may not look lovely, but don’t get caught up on what it looks like right now. Let God’s word change how you see it. Paul said, “I think myself happy”. When you imagine, you are thinking and you are creating. You are forming a picture that no one else can see, but you. See yourself happy. See yourself doing what God has called you to do. See yourself winning. God doesn’t want you to have eyes, but yet not see. God has anointed your eyes to see something when everyone else sees nothing. Stop speaking according to your senses (how you feel today, what you hear and what you see) and speak by God’s Spirit.

If you see right, you will speak right.

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