Daily Feast – March 9

Correct Perception

Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; ... Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”... “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” - Numbers 13:27-33

Correct perception is very strong in attracting glory to us. How you see life affects the way you handle life issues. One important thing that brings blessing to you is how you see life. What makes a man hopeless is how he sees situations.

If a cup is filled with water and I drink some out of it; two people may see it differently. One may say the cup is three quarter full while the other may say it is one quarter empty. The two of them are right, they are only talking from different angles. The two of them are right but one is positive while the other is negative. One sees the positive side of it; it may not be full yet, but I still thank God because it is still not empty. The other sees nothing but the fact that God did not make the cup full. If all you see in life is the negative side of things, you will soon get to the level of despondency. And not too long, even the three quarter that is there will no longer be meaningful to you. Do not allow the devil to exaggerate situations for you.

In Numbers 13 and 14, twelve men were sent to spy the land of promise. Though the land was so much within their reach in destiny, but the land was so far in the mind of ten of them. Though they had left the land of Egypt, Egypt did not leave their minds. They saw good fruits in the land of Canaan, but they were disappointed because God didn't tell them that they would meet giants there. God only painted to them what He wanted them to know. Only two out of the twelve came back with positive results. Ten saw giants and saw themselves as grasshoppers; two saw the Canaanites as bread and the Israelites as being victorious because they were on the side of God; knowing full well that since God was for them, anyone against them will just be wasting their time (Numbers 13:30-31).

Same group of people embarked on the same journey at the same time, but they saw things differently; they had different perspectives. One saw the enemy as bread, the other saw the enemy as giants. One saw themselves as victors, the other saw themselves as grasshoppers. They even exaggerated the issue; if the inhabitant of the land had eaten people up as they claimed, how come it didn't eat them up? You will only see whatever you magnify; if you see your challenges as insurmountable, so be it; but if you see your challenges too little for your big God, then, so be it. Instead of seeing problems, see miracle; instead of seeing danger, see opportunity.

It is only foolishness that will make a man magnify what is temporal for what is real. Fact and truth are different. The fact is the situation which is obvious, but fact can later change to truth. Between the fact and truth is understanding. If you understand God, facts of life can give way for the truth of the word of God.

The Bible devil is a defeated devil, but he fights us in the battle of our mind; in your imagination and in your thinking. And no one can help you fight the devil in this area than yourself; nobody can help you fight the devil in your mind than you.

God does not need to tell you about difficulties because no difficulty could stop His plans; He is an expert in handling difficulties. If only you will see things the way He wants you to see them, you will overcome all challenges and possess what is yours at last.

Prayer: Lord, help me to have the right perspective, to see every situation that faces me through your eyes by holding onto the truth of your word which can never change in JESUS NAME.

Further Reading: Jeremiah 29:11
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Numbers 16:41-18:32; Mark 16:1-20; Psalm 55:1-23; Proverbs 11:7

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