You’ve got to believe it to see it.
“No.” You say, “The statement is completely backwards. It should say: ‘I’ve got to see it to believe it.’” Up until about 2 hours ago, I would’ve totally agreed with you.
That one statement -belief preceding reality- runs totally contrary to the way we ordinarily think.
Maybe it took me being worried because I had a pressing need that wasn’t being met.
Then frustrated because circumstances were beyond my ability to control them.
Then mad because plan B didn’t go the way I wanted it to because of people I couldn’t control. Then disappointed because God hadn’t met me at the time I just knew I needed Him to and although it wasn’t the end of the world, I then felt let down on top of still being in need. I spent a day drowning in a cocktail of unproductive emotions wasting valuable time.
Then Holy Spirit reminded me of all the times that He’s already come through and wanted to know why I was carrying on so?
I wanted to know from Him the same thing. It’s like I could see my blessing hanging out just beyond my reach, yet He hadn’t released it to me. What seems to be the hold up Lord?
Then Holy Spirit revealed it to me like this: The currency of Heaven is faith; faith is a language; faith is a key.
” For truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard grain, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move and nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17: 20.
The hold up was me. I kept going to Heaven with my worry, my doubt, my human ability to do things in my own strength.
I decided to put my faith where my doubt was.
Thus breaking the seal of Heaven and allowing my blessing to rain down.
I decided to take God at His word. I decided to believe that things were going to work out just the way God said they would:
The Currency–> He would open up a window from Heaven and poor out a blessing that I would not have room to receive.
The Language–> I should do like Paul and Silas and Peter -our great mentors of the faith- did. That I should praise our great God in the midst of what looked like a storm.
The Key –>In the midst of what seemed from my perspective to be an impossible situation, I had to believe the last thing I heard from God.
just moments after I began to pray in faith instead of worrying or wallowing in depression…
just moments after I began to do what I know to do, what I’ve seen work, what I even tell others to do…
just moments after I began to thank God for staying true to His word and answering my bold prayer,
praising Him for being the God who sees, the God who dwells with me, the God who provides for me…
that God in the midst of my praise –
when I decided to have faith and adjust my attitude
I turned my pity party into a praise party;
That God -the God that I praised- came through!
The God that I praised was busy answering my faith filled prayers.
So I thank
You God not just for answering my prayers with a yes but for the moments You made me wait;
for in those moments, I learned a valuable lesson about faith.
You have to believe it to see it.