SCRIPTURE: NEHEMIAH 2:13
“And I went out by night through the Valley Gate to the Serpent Well and the Refuse Gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were burned with fire.”
“Then I said to them, ‘You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies in waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach!’”
Helen Keller said, “The only thing worse than being blind is to have sight and no vision.” Faith requires us to be able to visualize the thing we believe God for actually happening. Faith is seeing what cannot be seen. Nehemiah understood this principle. He has a clear knowledge of the current state of the walls, but he also saw something else. He could see what they would be like at completion. Faith perceived as reality those things that are not revealed to the natural senses. His response to what he saw in his spirit was to arise and build the walls.
Faith is no passive. It will require work on your behalf. The Bible tells us that faith without works is dead. The thing you see and believe God for is going to require effort on your part. It may require a change in lifestyle and sacrifice. This is the one thing we need to know: “We have to see what the end result will look like.” Can you see yourself getting a promotion or starting a new business? Can you see yourself being able to meet your commitment to The Story Initiative? As you begin to see things through God’s eyes, it will build your faith and give you the energy to move forward. Get a vision of God doing through you what you believe for. If you can see it, it can become a reality in your life.
Ask yourself, “Can I see God doing the impossible through me?” Ask God to give you eyes to see what He wants to do through you. You should pray, “God, help me to see myself as you see me.” God will begin to show you all that you can become and all that He wants to do in and through you.
“Jesus, help me see myself as you see me. I want to have vision in my life. Help me today to look out into the future and see your favor on my life. Today, Jesus, I want to see what you see.”