What you think and see matters!
"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." —Proverbs 23:7
Experts tell us that we have 90,000 to 100,000 thoughts every day. That’s a lot of thinking.
Our thoughts are important because what we think is what we’ll do. Someone wisely said, “Sow a thought, reap an act; sow an act, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”
With that thought (lol), are you where you want to be as a Christian? I hope your answer is no because a growing believer will always see his or her need to continue to grow. And when you think you don’t need to grow anymore, something isn’t right.
After years of walking with the Lord, the apostle Paul put it this way: “Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back” (Philippians 3:13–14 MSG).
Paul continued, “If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet!” (verse 15 MSG).
Sometimes we can have blurred vision. When someone has 20/20 vision, it means they have good eyesight. They see things with clarity. We need that kind of vision as followers of Christ because the Bible says that “where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18 KJV).
I have found that where I look is where I’ll walk. In other words, if I’m looking in a certain direction, then that is the direction I’m walking. We don’t generally look one way and walk another way (unless we’re looking down at our cell phones).
So, what you see matters. Vision matters because where you look is where you’ll walk. And what you think is what you’ll do. Let's keep our eyes on the Lord and our mind on His Word and then and only then will we know we are going in the right direction and we will be on the right path.