You have to love 3D Movies. It means a whole theatre of people wearing ridicously ugly glasses. But by putting the 3D glasses on it means you get to see a dimension of the movie that you couldn’t see otherwise. The screen comes to life and it feels like the action is going on all around you. The glasses give you a clarity to what would otherwise be a somewhat blurry movie.
It’s the same in life – through God we have access to invisible 3D glasses. We have the ability to have a Heavenly perspective over our circumstances. We are not confined to our condition when we understand our position in Christ. We are able to be above our circumstances. We need to see from God’s perspective, from being seated in Heavenly places. To look on the situation with the right perspective – the God perspective.
I love roses, and at my first home I planted a whole lot of them. I nurtured them and enjoyed the roses that bloomed. And then in the winter on the advice of gardening books (and my Father!) I diligently pruned them. And having been told to prune hard I did. I then spent the next month absolutely convinced that I had killed them through my savage pruning. They looked dead. No growth, nothing. Dead.
But you see I was not (am not) an experienced or even really an amateur gardener and I did not realise that they were still alive. These roses weren’t dead. They were just out of season. There was life in them, but just not visible life to me. And so I am glad that I hesitated (procrastinated really!) in then digging them up and waited out the winter. For sure enough signs of life did appear, they did grow and bud and produce more roses.
Don’t give up on a dream just because it looks dead. There’s another season coming. It might be right around the corner – it could be tomorrow. A good break at the office, a good report from the doctor, your strength coming back, the phone call you’ve been waiting for – it could all be just around the corner.
We WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT. If we walk by sight alone we pull up the roses. But a trained eye can see the life, knows that there is life. It may look like your dream is dead, it may look like you’ll never receive healing or get out of debt, but you need to put on your “Faith Glasses” and see the Heavenly dimension where all things are possible.
I am not moved by what I see, I am moved by what I know. There’s a new season that is coming.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18)