See Further and Wider (Noon)
Genesis 13:14b-15 “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; 15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.
Some of us may have felt like useless people and even became a burden to those we love. We have tried to act according to God’s word, but it is not producing good results. We feel that God doesn’t care about us and just continues to process our lives. The life we live feels heavy because of the various difficulties that come. Including how the people closest to us, make negative comments and corner us. It feels like what we hope for will never come true.
It is the way we view life that shapes our lives. How we define life will determine our future. The perspective we have, will affect how we spend our time, spend money, use our talents, and how we live life. Sometimes we are so easily influenced by the circumstances and responses of the people around us, that it limits the way we think and the way we perceive.
What God thinks of us, is far more than what we can see with our physical eyes. If at this time we feel that we are useless people, remember that God has a different perspective. God views us as so precious that He was willing to give His Son to die to atone for our sins and mistakes. Makes us fit to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. See ourselves the way God sees us. Look at ourselves from where we stand now, as far and wide as possible. Then we will see what God has prepared for us to have.
Look from where we are, as FAR and as WIDE as possible.
1. How do you view yourself and your life so far?
2. Why does God want you to see as far and wide as possible?
3. What commitment will you take to see as far and wide as possible?
“Lord Jesus, we believe that Your plan is the best for our lives. Forgive us if we have been too narrow in seeing everything. So we often feel stressed and disappointed. Teach us to see as You see, so that Your name alone may be exalted in our lives. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we have prayed. Amen.”