November 24 Monday
” And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:”
Genesis 13:14 (KJV) A lot of people are defeated in life because of the direction they are looking at defeat comes by looking down. Many people are limited today because they are just looking at where they are. They see how they are not making it. They see how things are not working. They see how other people have overtaken them. They see defeat over and over again and guess what? They stay defeated. Like I said yesterday, you cannot go beyond what you are seeing. Your vision will define your boundary. While one person sees his little country home and his haven, another is looking through magazines and checking out exotic homes in various countries of the world and dreaming big.
Do you know that no matter how good an architect is, he cannot design a building beyond his imagination? If he has never seen a skyscraper before, a 2 storey building will be a skyscraper to him. If you tell him it is possible to have a building of 100 floors, he will not believe you. Why, simply because he cannot see it. Did he study architecture? Yes he did, but because of his limited exposure, his creativity is also limited. That is why, as a child of God, you must not limit yourself to the newspapers, read the word. Take time to study the word of God. Listen to tapes, read books, broaden your view. Let God enlarge your vision because as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
God said to Abraham after Lot had separated from him… Lift up now your eyes and look from where you are. In other words, I know that things are tough where you are but look up. It may be messy where you are now, you may have lost speed where you are. Others may seem to have overtaken you where you are but look up.
Where you are presently is not all that God planned for you. I see people who are satisfied with little success. You were counting in Thousands before and all of a sudden you enter the class of Millionaires and you stop there. NO. There’s much more. Don’t you realize that there are higher levels? Budgets are hitting Trillions and here you are dancing around Millions and you are satisfied.
There is Victory in looking up. David said I will lift up my eyes to the hills from where my help comes. Your helper is up so stop looking down. The opportunities are up, stop looking down. Stop looking at where you are. See where God is taking you.
When you look up, you see your babies. When you look up, you see the business opportunities. When you look up, you see your spouse. When you look up, you see your healing. When you look up, you see that project completed. Look up!
Further Reading: Psalm 127:1-5, Psalm 121:1-5, Psalm 121:1-8 Daily Bible Reading: Morning Ezekiel 22-23, Evening 1 Peter 1