Jesus stopped and directed that the man be brought to Him. When he had been brought near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, he said, “let me see” Luke 18:41
On my commute home from work a few months ago I bumped into a friend I haven’t seen for a while who lives in the same area as me. I asked her exactly where she lived and she said her house was on a side road off the main road next to a vet. As she gave me directions I was thinking: “I walk down this road EVERYDAY on my way to work and I can’t remember seeing a Vet.” When I left her and continued my walk home I saw the vet she was talking about. How is it possible that I can walk past it every day and I didn’t see it? Sometimes we only see what we want to see. In the same way, there are blessings, opportunities, provisions and people that God has placed in our lives that we don’t see. It’s so easy to SEE but not really SEE what is right in front of us.
We see with our physical eyes but can be blind and not see the provisions and blessings from God that are staring right at us. We all have things that we are praying about and we’re believing God for it to be manifested in our life. But while waiting there is a possibility that we do not see what God is doing in our lives right now. It can be easy to overlook it or become accustomed to the numerous blessings of God that are present in our everyday lives such as waking up every morning, being able to see, hear, talk, walk and get ourselves washed and dressed etc. It’s easy to take all of these things for granted and we don’t notice it or see it until it’s taken away.
I’ve seen first-hand in my immediate family when speech, reasoning and mobility is slowly taken away from a once healthy and independent person. It has changed my perspective and made me appreciate and be thankful for the abundance of blessings in my life right now while waiting with an attitude of expectancy for what God will do (See the blog Great Expectations). We ALL have so much to give God thanks for regardless of what is going on in our lives. “In every thing give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you,” Thessalonians 5:18.
Its so easy to be distracted and not see the amazing things God is doing while waiting in anticipation for what God will do next. My prayer is “Let me see” (Luke 18:41) “Lord, open my eyes and help me to see what you’re doing in my life NOW!!!.” Let’s give God thanks and praise him with a grateful heart for where we are now on route to where God is taking us. “For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” Jeremiah 29:11. This is a promise and God will do what he says. Its just a matter of time.
It can be difficult to give God thanks when life is hard and we’re going through difficult times. Giving God thanks in the midst of the storm is not easy. Trust me I know!! One of the most powerful thing that we can do while we are going through our storms is to be a blessing to other people regardless of if we feel like it. Intentionally sowing good seeds into to the lives of other people is powerful. Sow seeds of encouragement, seeds of prayer, seeds of practical help, seeds of money etc. “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and days and night shale not cease,” Genesis 8:22. Your harvest will come!! What you make happen for other people, God will make happen for you in his perfect timing.
Have a look around you and look at what God is doing in your life right now and praise him!!!!!!!!!!! Praise God in advance for what he will do. The best is yet to come!!!!
God is faithful!!
This blog is dedicated to my handsome Dad Thomas Edward Irish 1.11.47 – 23.08.17. He was a wonderful Dad and I’m thankful for the 34 years I had him♥