What you see is what shapes your future! Think about it!
We think the devil is our biggest problem, but what we choose to think is our biggest problem or can be our greatest asset.
You are the only one that determines what you think about. Your only real freedom in life is the freedom of choice.
If you choose to focus on lack, insecurities and the wrongs you have suffered, you are going to be miserable and always fighting to get your way.
Do you think on what God’s Word tells you to think on?, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Phil. 4:8)
That Scripture is very clear on where we need to focus. Our futures are being shaped by our thoughts, attitudes, and faith. We sow seeds everyday through our thoughts and words.
The fruit of your life reveals what seeds have been planted. Your actions reveal what’s in your heart.
I love Martha! According to Scripture, Martha and Mary both knew Jesus when He dropped by Martha’s house. “…she (Martha) had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus feet and heard His word.” This tells us they both knew Jesus and they both had heard His word! (Luke 10:30)
Mary received the Word and developed spiritual insight. Martha heard the Word but was too busy to meditate the Word to receive spiritual sight. She was still seeing everything from her natural sight, the world’s view.
In Ephesians 1:15-18, Paul prays that our spiritual eyes would be opened to give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation. Revelation of God’s Word is how our spiritual sight is developed.
One day shaped by our spiritual understanding can be the beginning of the exceeding and abundant promises of God in our life. We can learn from Jesus life on earth. One of my favorite testimonies in the Word of God is feeding of the multiples. Jesus didn’t complain about lack, He took what He had and gave thanks. (Mark 8:1-9)
Thankfulness for what we have will always open the door for the grace of God in our lives. Jesus understood what He had in His hands was not enough, or it could be used as seed! Jesus chose to believe with His spiritual eyes, not with his natural sight.
Spiritual vision has the power to change our future. I believe that Martha finally got it when she saw her brother Lazarus walk out of the grave!
When Jesus finally arrived on the scene after being told 2 days before that Lazarus was sick, she was the first one to run out to Him. She approached Him in an accusing matter, “Lord, if you had been here my brother would not have died. (John 11:21) A little later, Mary went out to meet Jesus, she fell at His feet in worship and spoke the very same words that Martha spoke.(vs.32)
Both women spoke the same words to the same person and received two different responses. What was different. The attitude of the heart.
I believe when Lazarus walked out of the grave, Martha finally got it! The next chapter we see them all together with Jesus, working together. Please read and meditate on the wonderful miracles of everyday life that are shared with us in the Bible.
Romans 15:4 tells us “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”
Do you need hope today, then learn from those who have walked before us and learn how God worked all things for their good as they worked with Him.
Repentance is the key. Repentance is the pivotal point between ruin and restoration.
How is your spiritual sight? Do you have limited vision because you are looking through your natural eyes of limited resources and the challenged of life or do you see through your spiritual eyes the blessings of the Lord with a grateful heart.
The choice is yours – do you see the need or the seed?