Topic: What Do You See About Yourself [14 November 2018]
“For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.” Genesis 37:7 KJV
How many of you remember the man by the name Joseph? Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob, saw himself as an elevated man, higher than any other man and anyone around him. They were mad at him but he saw more things. He increased his vision. His brothers got angry but he refused to allow himself to be dragged down to the mundane. He saw beyond the immediate. He saw himself doing exploits for God. His brothers tried to stop him. They put him in the pit but the pit vomited him. He could not be stopped because there is power in what you see.
Child of God, what do you see about yourself? What do you see in the midst of the current economic situation? Don’t you understand that while there is recession in the world, there are people smiling to the bank every day? In every disaster, there is an opportunity. And that is what you must not miss. There is need for you, to catch a vision of God’s greatness for you. You must catch a vision of God’s deliverance and breakthrough for your life. Refuse to settle for anything less than what God has ordained for your life.
Joseph never stopped dreaming. He never lost sight of what he saw about himself. They sold him to slavery but slavery couldn’t stop what he saw. And the Bible says that he got there and became great. Anywhere you put him; he didn’t see anything other than greatness. In Potiphar’s house, he became great. They lied against him, put him in jail and in jail he became great yet again.
What you see is what you get. Why was Joseph always number one anywhere he went? Because he was seeing himself as number one. He refused to see himself as the last. Never see yourself less than what God called you.
Further Reading.Genesis.13:12 -18 ; Romans 4:17-25
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Lamentations 3-5; Evening- Hebrews 10:19-39
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.