How Do You See It?

 

15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots.And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?

16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man;and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.—2 Kings 6:15-17 (KJV)

In this somewhat well-known Bible story, we see a discussion between the Prophet Elisha and his servant. This exchange did not have as much to do with their enemy as it did with how the servant saw the enemy. He saw and feared the size and might of the enemy more than the power of God.

We all are facing some sort of enemy in our lives…many of us are facing numerous enemies! What or who you may think your adversary is—is not as important as how you see that situation in your life. We have been taught throughout our lives to give in to fear and doubt. However, God wants us to lead a life of love and trust instead of fear and faith instead of doubt!

Our model must be changed radically; we absolutely must see things the way God does!

  • Instead of sickness, we must see health;
  • instead of lack, we must see abundance;
  • instead of trouble, we must see peace;
  • and instead of defeat, we must see victory!

There is no defeat in God! If we are experiencing anything other than victory in our lives, we need to stop and take an assessment of how we see the circumstance we are facing.

Now, lest I be misunderstood, I am not saying that we will not face any complications or difficulties in our lives. What I am saying is: if the Bible is right, something else is wrong! Very possibly, what is wrong is the way we see things.

God expects us to walk in victory…not ‘win a few, lose a few.’ Will it be easy? No, there is no ‘easy button’ in this walk of faith but we do have the promise of the God of Heaven, if we will walk in His Ways, trust Him with our whole heart, lean not to our own understanding, and acknowledge Him in everything…we can trust Him for the victory each and every time!

In other words, we need to see things God’s way and not ours or the world’s way. We absolutely can experience great transformation in our lives if we will only pray, like Elisha prayed for his servant, for the Lord to open our eyes that we may see!

24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.—Mark 8:24-25 (KJV)

This man came to Jesus for healing for blindness but still had issues with his sight after receiving the balm for his eyes. Jesus could have left him in that state because surely some sight was better than none at all. But that is not God’s way; He wants us to see properly! So Jesus laid His hands on his eyes and had him to look up, and was healed with clarity of sight.

  • When we see properly, we will not think that things are hopeless; we will begin to boast about how great our God is!
  • When we see properly, we will not be dependent on this world’s provisions but know that God supply our needs!
  • When we see properly, we will respect our bodies and if we do get a ‘bad’ diagnosis, we will declare…by His stripes, I am healed!

My friend, it is all about how you and I see it! So, how do you see it? If you don’t see things right at this time, make up your mind to change the way you see things so you can change what you are experiencing in your life! When facing life’s challenges, make this your confession:

Lord, my eyes are open to see things the way you see them and I will only speak the victorious truth of that you have shown me!

Have Faith1st

©2012 Faith1st Ministries

 

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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14 comments on “How Do You See It?
  1. whenquiet says:

    Sebastian, In spite of all the challenges, I was able to enjoy this beautiful sunny day, spoke positive energy into my situation, and was able to jog a bit (first time in months) with our new puppy. Glory to God! Ms. T has agreed to family therapy and I claim the victory! Praises go up, blessings come down. Thank you for connecting me to the Main Line.(You can call Him anytime!!!)

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    • Sebastian says:

      That is great to hear…Glory to God!
      Remember: “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”–Ps. 84:11

      We absolutely can trust Him to keep and perform His Word! Blessings to you and yours!

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  2. Ron says:

    How often do we put on blinkers when we want to do things our way ,and want to avoid Gods scrutiny. A timely message Sebastian, thank you for such reasoned discussion.

    thanks
    Ron

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  3. lifeofaministermom says:

    Thank you Lord for using your son Sebastian for this mighty confirmation!! It’s right in line with where my heart’s been as of late. I completed Part 2 of my Think Before You Speak Series, http://lifeofaministermom.com/2012/09/08/think-before-you-speak-part-2-the-untamable-tongue/, and with it came great conviction. Am I allowing every part of me…my words, thoughts, actions, all of it walk in victory with the Lord, or am I keeping myself from His precious promises? God does not hinder, He delivers!!!

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  4. tee2envisage says:

    Wow, just perfectly aligned with my thought yesterday before going to bed. I told myself fear and doubt won’t get me anywhere, but failure. Have faith in the Lord He put me where I am for a reason and to press onward with no fear or doubt. =)

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