Motivational Monday: Seeing Beyond what You See



I have been in need of a new griddle for some time now. You can probably guess that it was an item on our registry. So, when we were able to purchase one with a gift card, I was uber excited. The excitement was short lived, because as soon as I unboxed it, I realized that it didn't fit in any of our storage spaces and barely on the counter. I immediately contemplated taking it back. As soon as I began to become annoyed by the hassle of having to go back to the store, the Lord spoke. He told me that my vision was too shortsighted. I was complaining about a griddle not fitting in a kitchen that we'll only be using for a year or so, and he wanted me to see it in the big kitchen that was to come. I needed to see beyond what my eyes were seeing.

Elijah encountered a widow with this same issue in 1 Kings 17. To her natural eyes, she had "only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug" (v. 12). She could only see the one meal that was left. Then, Elijah stepped in and gave her a word from the Lord. She needed only to trust that word to be able to see that her one meal was actually unlimited meals until the Lord sent the rain. The scriptures says that she, her family, and Elijah had food everyday. She saw beyond what her eyes could see.

We serve a limitless God. Therefore, we need limitless faith. It is the kind of faith that allows you to see beyond what your natural eyes are viewing and into the supernatural. When you begin to see things from a supernatural perspective, you'll understand and believe that there is nothing too hard for God. You begin to grasp that greater is coming and you're not stuck where you are. You hold fast to one of my favorite scriptures, 1 Corinthians 2:9-- "eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him." So, what are you seeing? If you see limits, inadequacies, and failures, you're not looking through the right lenses. Try again. It's time to see supernaturally-- seeing, living, and having faith beyond what you see.


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