If Only We Could See….
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision
What do you see when you look at things? I’m not talking about descriptive things like color, size or material. I’m talking about the inner image you receive. How does what you see touch your soul? Are you enlightened by what you see? Does what you are seeing help you to grow as a person or does it tear you down?
Did you know that when children see something they see it from the heart? Time has not yet cast its shadow on the things they see. Life and all its possibilities are there, right in front of them, ready to be seized with both hands. But suddenly, as we grow, we lose this clarity into the soul of things. We become suspicious and our view becomes somewhat jaded because our life experiences have made it so! However, when we work towards changing seeing to envisioning, everything undergoes a metamorphosis!
Rubel Shelly in his article “Seeing Through God’s Eyes, ( http://www.heartlight.org/articles/200307/20030702_seeing.html ) makes some terrific points about seeing versus vision in God’s eyes and I wanted to point out a few of his conclusions:
If we could see as God sees, we would know that most human fears never materialize.
Maybe this is why Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
If we could see as God sees, we would realize that no problem that does come is insurmountable.
We brood over questions without answers. But the promise of Scripture stands: “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength…
If we could see as God sees, we would understand that no trial comes without a blessing attached.
…you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete…
If we could see as God sees, we would know that pain always signals the possibility for growth.
Discipline always seems painful rather than pleasant at the time, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness…
We need to begin changing the way we look at things. Perhaps we need to return to a more innocent time…the time of childhood. Go with a child on an adventure and see all the wonders from a new perspective. You will instantly feel lighter and enlightened. Then try to apply the same vision in your daily life. Go past the surface things you see and look to the deeper meaning! What you find may surprise you and most probably delight you as well!
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
Samuel 16:7 NIV
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