Is Your Sight Keeping You from Seeing?

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23

What is the opposite of faith? Some would say doubt. Others would say fear. But let me suggest another answer.

I would suggest that the opposite of faith is sight.

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What do I mean by sight? I mean what is observable through our physical senses.

Sight tells me that my checkbook is in the red, or the doctor’s report is bad, or my marriage is on the rocks, or my son will end up in jail, or I will never succeed in my career, or . . . or . . . or . . . .  You get the picture. This kind of sight is earthly sight. It is the sight that keeps us restricted to the earthly, natural realm.

But there is another kind of sight. It is called spiritual sight. It is the kind of sight that can see beyond the natural realm into the supernatural realm.

It is the kind of sight the Bible calls faith.

Scripture says this in 2 Corinthians 4: 18: So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

What is unseen by our natural, physical eyes? Every promise of God is unseen by our natural, physical eyes. But when we apply our faith to that unseen promise, it will eventually become seen in the natural, physical realm.

For example, your physical eyes may see a bad report from your doctor. But God’s Word says you were healed by the stripes of Jesus. Are you going to trust what you see with your physical eyes (the doctor’s report) more than what you see with your spiritual eyes (God’s Word about your healing)? When you do, you will see healing manifest in your body.

The believer is to “walk by faith and not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5: 7). This means that we are to live life primarily through our spiritual eyes and not through our physical eyes. We are to put God’s Word above our physical senses. 

We are to let spiritual sight supersede physical sight.

When we do, we will be walking in faith, and we will experience the truth of God’s Word in our daily lives.

YOUR TURN:  Please share a time when you walked by faith instead of sight.

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(Attitude) The Writer Visionary

What do you see in your writing future?  Your answer determines what you have been believing about your writing. 

Now, you may be thinking that I’m way off base. After all, how can you believe something until you see it?  Good question.  The answer lies in understanding the meaning of vision.

If you’re like me, you’ve often heard the phrase, “Seeing is believing.”  This is the world’s way of thinking.  The follower of Christ lives by Kingdom principles, and one such key principle is that “Believing is seeing.”

A visionary sees what does not yet exist.  It exists in his imagination, and he purposes to bring what is in his imagination into physical reality.  Everything you see around you was once a vision in someone’s imagination. The reason it became a physical object is that the person who imagined it first believe it could exist and then did something about creating it.

This is precisely what we do with our writing.  We envision a story and then we create it. Likewise, we envision a writing future, and then we create it.  All with God’s help, of course.

If you’ve been believing wrong things about your writing future, change your vision. Align it with what God says about you in Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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