The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. Go walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.” (Genesis 13:14-17)
We do not see what God sees. We see what is currently in front of us and God sees our future, our destiny and our purpose. We have a view but God has a vision. A view is the actual extent or range of your vision. Vision is the power of anticipating that which may come to be! In the scripture above, Abram had a view of the land in front of him. The vision was in the length and breadth of all the land and the offspring to come. The view to Abram was that he and his wife, Sarai, were too old to have children. The vision was the offspring that would be too numerous to count!
Our view is so much different from God’s vision. We see our current situation and God sees what will come to pass.
The view is the struggle; the vision is the victory!
The view is the cancer; the vision is the healing!
The view is the unemployment; the vision is the new business!
The view is living from paycheck to paycheck; the vision is the harvest!
The view is the problem; the vision is the praise!
Abram was a man of great faith. He made a decision to trust and believe in God’s promises to him. As he walked through the length and breadth of the land, he experienced some setbacks and some situations, but he kept on walking in faith. Are you focusing on your current view right now? Or has God given you a vision? Continue walking in faith. God has plans to prosper you and give you hope for your future!
Don’t give up!
Don’t let the view distract you!
The vision is so much better!
To the persecutors of Jesus, the view was death on the Cross. The vision was eternal life and salvation!
Dear Lord, I am thankful that you have better things in store for me than I what I can see right now. I am thankful that Your vision will bring me through this current view that I have. I am leaning and trusting on You, Dear Father, as I take this walk of faith to get to where You would have me to be! In Jesus’ name, I say Amen!