While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal – 2 Corinthians 4:18
The verse above shows us a vital principle of faith; you’ve got to see the unseen! You should be able to visualize what you desire; see it inside first. This is important because you can’t possess what you can’t see. Any change you desire that hasn’t first taken place in your spirit, or which you haven’t yet seen on the inside, will not manifest outwardly.
Abraham, the great patriarch of faith, had to first see the vision of God’s promise to him of becoming a father of many nations: “And he (God) brought him (Abraham) forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be…” (Genesis 15:5-6).
As Joshua planned to attack Jericho, the Lord said to him, “…See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour” (Joshua 6:2). Jacob, when he was being cheated by his uncle, Laban, used his imaginative power to get plain coloured lambs to reproduce spotted, speckled, ringstraked and grisled (read the inspiring story in Genesis 30:25-43, Genesis 31:1-13). He tells the spiritual side of what happened in Genesis 31:10: “And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.”
These examples show how important it is for you to have the vision of your desire with a positive attitude, for the extent of your vision is the boundary of your blessing! Your imaginative power is your creative ability; you’ve got to “see the unseen”; you’ve got to see the way God sees. Picture yourself living in the reality of what the Word says about you. Contemplate the level of success and victory you want to attain and see yourself functioning at that level.
Dear Father, I thank you for enlightening the eyes of my mind and spirit to see, understand, and apprehend spiritual realities. I live the extraordinary life of victory, triumph, and glory, being metamorphosed by the renewing of my mind, through the power of your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study/Reading: Genesis 13:14-15; Ecclesiastes 3:11