SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH GOD'S EYES

January 22, 2019

How we see things is most always through the lens of our particular perspective, our bias. And, it's not always right. This is why it is so critical to be a man who has humbled himself and listened to God. A man who sees all of life through God's eyes finds the right perspective. And this changes everything.

Joseph was such a man. It is why his story stands out in human history. Joseph was used by God to deliver the Israelite nation in a time of famine. Indeed, he was used to save the whole world from worldwide famine. God used his brothers’ bitterness and hatred to get Joseph to Egypt and place him in a position where this could happen. Joseph could have been bitter at his brothers for their cruelty, but instead, he saw and embraced the sovereignty of God in all these affairs.

Genesis 45

5 “Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

6 “For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

7 “God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.

8 “Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

When a man humbly submits to God's will for his life and embraces God's sovereignty everything changes. Everything is seen differently, including the hardest issues of life.

Any bitterness or anger at God or man can be laid aside as we see what God is doing. And our heart is at rest and we are in a position to be greatly used of God.

I wonder what circumstances, and even sufferings, of your life would be completely re-interpreted by you if you saw them through the lens of God’s perspective and purpose?





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