Eyes of Faith
Then the Lord took Abraham outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!” (Genesis 15:5)
Why did God tell Abraham to go out and look at the stars after He promised he was going to be the father of many nations? Because God knew Abraham needed to get a picture of it in his mind. Abraham and Sarah were old and childless, and in the natural, it was an impossible situation. But whenever Abraham looked up at the stars, he was reminded of God’s promise. He began to see the promise through eyes of faith.
You can’t give birth to a dream you have not first conceived. You must conceive it on the inside through your eyes of faith before it will come to pass on the outside. Change what you’re seeing, and you will change what you’re producing.
We produce what we continually keep in front of us. If you focus on an image of success in your mind, you’re going to move toward success, but if you see yourself as barely getting by, your marriage getting worse, your health going downhill, then most likely your life will gravitate toward those negative situations.
Your vision, what you see, has a tremendous impact in your life. We need to quit allowing our imaginations to keep us beaten down. Instead, let’s start allowing God to use our imaginations to build us up. In other words, keep the goals you want to see come to pass in front of you. That image will set the limits for your life.