What Do You See?

Have you ever considered that how you perceive a situation tells you how you see? You knowing how you see is important because if the way you see things is off, you can make adjustments to how you see.

In Luke 9 there is a crowd of people who were listening to Jesus outside of town and it was dinner time. The disciples and Jesus recognized the need but they had two different perspectives on the situation. The disciples saw a waste place and a lack of food; Jesus saw spiritually hungry people and an abundance of fish and bread.

Two very different perspectives. The disciples saw lack and Jesus saw abundance. Abundance has nothing to do with amount, it has everything to do with perspective. When you can see abundance and know you have access to it, you will neither be intimidated by or impressed by little or a lot. This freedom is priceless. Next time you observe something pay attention to your perspective and adjust accordingly.

Luke 9:12-17 “Now the day [e]was ending, and the twelve came up and said to Him, “Dismiss the crowd, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging and get something to eat; because here, we are in a secluded place.” But He said to them, “You give them something to eat!” But they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless perhaps we go and buy food for all these people.” (For there were about five thousand men.) But He said to His disciples, “Have them recline to eat in groups of about fifty each.” They did so, and had them all recline. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and, looking up to heaven, He blessed them and broke them, and gave them to the disciples again and again, to serve the crowd. And they all ate and were satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, twelve baskets full.”

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