- You will have challenges unless you look from where you are
- You must understand the law of vision: look from where you are
- You have to understand that the principles of God work
Unless you identify where you are, you won’t change! Genesis 13:14 is one of the laws of vision in the Bible. Many people just read “…all the land you see…” You can’t see certain things if you are looking from the wrong place. That is why many people have financial problems. The fact that you are a classmate with somebody does not mean you are on the same financial level as the person, so what he can see from where he is, you may not be able to see it. Therefore, attempting to do what someone is doing without seeing what the person is seeing can damage your faith and expectations in life and yourself.
You have to understand that the principles of God work; it doesn’t matter who says it won’t work, it will work because God will not change what He has written. You must understand the law of vision: look from where you are. If you go to a marriage seminar and you hear a couple that has been married for 40 years talking, you see them play and do all kinds of things together, you must understand that they didn’t get there overnight.
You may desire that kind of marriage (it is not bad to have such a desire), but you must look from where you are in your marriage. The questions you need to ask yourself may include ‘what can I do to be closer to my spouse?’ ‘What can I do to make my spouse happier?’ You will have to take steps based on where you are to get to where you desire to get to; don’t just take steps that others are taking because you are not at the same level and you are not seeing the same things.
You will have challenges unless you look from where you are, know the distance to where you want to go, identify what it will take for you to get there and what kind of price you will pay. If you however assume that you will just bridge that gap, you will live your life under so much stress; this also applies financially.
PRAYER: Dear Father, help me to see my true state so that I can know where I am and the critical steps I must take to get to where I am going in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Song of Solomon 1:1-4:16, 2 Corinthians 8:16-24, Psalm 50:1-23, Proverbs 22:22-23