There is so much ways that this topic can be branched off into. But I would like to focus on what we as individuals see. For the 43 years God has me on this earth I have learnt that sometimes we don’t see things as they really are. Oftentimes, there are many sides, or should I say many ways to see the various situations we are faced with in life.
As the cliché goes, when you look at a glass with water at the halfway mark; is the glass half empty or half full?
Someone once told me that he would worry about everything! A situation could have had glimmers of hope but all he would see is gloom and doom. It was so bad, that when he didn’t have anything to worry about, he used to worry as to why he was not worried. This is the negative outlook he had on life and even an injection of positivity could not change it. His mind was fixed on seeing things one way. But this challenge is not limited to him alone. Many of us don’t see things as they really are.
One of the reasons this happens is because we program our thinking to only be one directional. Or we become so fixated on the problem or challenge in front of us that after a while that is all we see and know. We only see the problem and forget about the problem solver, OUR GOD. This oftentimes comes about in times of sickness, financial hardship, family conflicts, problems on the job, and the list goes on. But I want to remind you today to see it as God Sees It! And this is how God sees it:
- Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord”.
- Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV) “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
- Romans 8:31 31 (NIV) “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
- Philippians 4:13 (KJV) “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”.
- Psalm 34:17 “The righteous cry, and the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles”.
One of my favorite pieces of scripture comes to mind. Remember when the Prophet Elisha and his servant was surrounded by a mighty army sent by the king of the Arameans? (2 Kings 6:8-23). The servant was frightened because he was seeing in the natural and was fearful of the physical army. Elisha was operating in the spiritual and because of this he saw the might and power of God with him. Elilsha prayed for God to open his servant’s eyes to see it as God sees it.
2 Kings 6:16-18 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.
So while the Arameans were seeing thousands against two, Elisha and God were seeing two against nothing; because the force of the Arameans were nothing when compared to the Lord of Host. The servant was with Elisha and on God’s side, but he was still seeing things from the enemy’s point of view (thousands against two). Sometimes we are with God, but still seeing things from the enemy’s standpoint. So, today I ask you again, what do you see?
The servant’s eyes were opened because of prayer and being close to a man of God who can give wisdom and guidance. So today I pray for you my friend, that God Almighty opens your eyes to whatever situation you need clarity or help with. I also pray that He places men and women of wisdom around you who can help renew your mind (Romans 12:2) with sound doctrine and Godly wisdom.
I pray you walk away from this blog post with the mindset of, “I am going to see it as God sees it!”.
Keep strong in the Lord my Friend, and God Bless you!