Do You Have 20/20 Vision?

I have horrible vision.  It's something like 20/200 or so.  Without my glasses, I am blind as a bat.  I have seen my world through corrective lenses since I was in the 4th grade.  They are the first thing I put on in the morning and the last thing I take off at night.  

But how do you see yourself?  When you look in the mirror what do you think?  Do you have 20/20 vision from your perspective or from God's  

Judges 6:16 And the Lord said to him, “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.”

God has told Gideon that he is going to deliver Israel from the Midianites.  To which Gideon, in essence, said, "Are you kidding me?"  I'm nobody, from a family of nobodies, that's from a clan of nobodies!"  Every felt that way?

God says, "Defeating Midian will be like beating up one man."

This doesn't seem to add up, does it?

Your perspective vs. His perspective will often be as opposite as night and day.  The word is contrast, the state of being strikingly different from something else.  What God says about you, can either challenge or change your perspective.

Contrast without faith makes what God says look impossible.   But seeing yourself the way He sees you, by faith, can give you a new fresh outlook on life.

God spends a lot of time and patience on Gideon and on us.  It isn't until Judges 7:15 that Gideon finally get it.  How long will you take to see yourself through God's eyes?

You are one who worships God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
You are one who can lead your marriage, family, friends, and acquaintances to a stronger relationship with Jesus.
You are one who is gifted by God to do something great for His Kingdom.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I don't see it, but I will choose to believe it.  AMEN  

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