The world and our natural instincts are to trust in what we see and then believe that. It makes ‘sense’ then when people say, “seeing is believing”.
Yet, our Father calls us to believe what we don’t yet see and then move in that direction.
“For we live by believing and not by seeing.” 2 Cor.5:7 NLT
We are called to live by believing, i.e. faith, not live by seeing.
How many decisions have we made based on what we can’t yet see?
Me personally, not many because my mind likes to calculate and plan EVERYTHING. (I am doing much better these days though!)
Yet, God is calling you and I to trust in what we don’t yet see, to keep going and moving forward, when we may not see anything in the natural for a while.
We build our faith muscles while we are waiting.
We learn about His character and build our own.
Can you trust the God who is leading you, to take you down the right path, even if there is no evidence yet of what will be?
In the last several weeks, my pastor has been doing a series on Vision and the importance of having it. What has been clear is that vision has nothing to do with one’s natural eyesight.
The very essence of faith, and walking by it, i.e. movement, is this:
It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead. ~Hebrews 11: 1 (TLB, emphasis mine)
Dear sister, don’t trust what you can see with your natural eyes. If I am honest, if I had trusted in half the things that I see naturally (my bank account, my lack of experience, the statistics of my race and gender, fear of public speaking, etc) I would not have made many decisions that have landed me right in the center of His will for my life.
Your eyes are likely to deceive you. Don’t rely on them. Instead, ask the Lord to give you His vision, to allow you to see what He sees in the spirit first.
Ask Him to give you the confident assurance (belief) that what you hope (and are waiting for) is indeed waiting for you.
Trust His timing and believe Him.
What decisions have you made that have been based on what you’ve seen in the natural?
What is one area where God is calling you to trust Him, not based on your natural vision but by faith?