A woman went to her eye doctor complaining about the brand-new glasses her husband had just purchased the week prior. When the doctor asked what the issue was with the new glasses, she replied, “These glasses just don’t work.” When the doctor asked why, the woman said, “They don’t work because my husband still doesn’t see things my way!”
From time to time, we probably all feel the same way as that woman. I would think that God may often feel that way about us, too. We aren’t seeing things in the measure, or the manner, in which He sees them. That is biblical. His ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts are greater than ours.
When it comes to spiritual matters, much works in the opposite direction of the natural. For instance, in the natural we will say, “I’ll believe it when I see it!” Though, the Bible teaches us that in order for us to see it, we must first believe it. If you are waiting to see it before you will believe it, then you will never believe it. You must believe first that what you believe will be seen. You must learn to see with the eyes of faith. Paul wrote to the Corinth church and told them, “We walk by faith and not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)
The New Living Translation says it like this: “ For we live by believing and not by seeing.” (2 Corinthians 5:7 NLT)
We live by believing.
Earlier, Paul would write to the same church, out of chapter four:
“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NLT)
We have looked through our natural eyes for so long, it becomes difficult for us to see clearly in the spiritual. We only believe what we see naturally. May you receive fresh vision, so you can see what God is wanting to do. Fix your eyes on things that cannot be seen! Begin to believe that, then you will see it in your life.