God’s Point Of You
1 Samuel 16:7 (NKJV)
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Maybe the worst thing a Christian can ever say is “can’t”. It’s a dirty four letter word that has no place in a believer’s mouth. The words we speak determine the future we seek! The problem with the word is that it is the absolute opposite of faith. Jesus said in Mark 9:23, that ALL things are possible to him who believes. That’s a bold statement, and one a lot of “believers” struggle with. To repeatedly say you “can’t” is a confession in a belief that is opposite of God’s Truth. It is the same as calling Him a liar!
We are in dire need of God’s perspective. This is one of the big reasons he put His Holy Spirit on the inside of each of us. So how do we see things from God’s point of view? Faith. Faith is the ability to see things the way that God sees them. Faith however is not natural to us, it is something that must be built.
The only way to build faith is through the word of God (Romans 10:17). This is also why people who only ever learn to live according to their flesh and their feelings will never realize the fullness of what God has for them. The mistake many believers make is assuming that God’s will is automatic. If there is anything that scripture shows us, from Genesis to Revelation, it’s exactly the opposite. God needs man’s participation.
Some would say that this statement is prideful but they don’t understand the place from which it’s said. God doesn’t need our involvement because of our greatness or ability, He needs it because of His. See, God designed everything. In His design He determined that man would have dominion over everything (Genesis 1:28). God made imperfect man to rule and to reign! Man lost dominion, Jesus restored it. Not to Himself but to mankind. Though God technically doesn’t need us, He designed us to be used for His purpose. He ordained the works, therefore His way is the only way.
We must learn God’s way and God’s way is not bound by the easy cop-out of “can’t”. God’s way is to believe what He says, speak what you believe, and then receive the answer as fact even before you see it. We have to know God and His ways if we are to realize what He has for us. Don’t bind yourself with your words, free yourself with His!
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NKJV)
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth. So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”