How You See = How You Be

· Visualizing your future through Christ ·

November 10, 2017

"...it’s not just what you look at that you must be aware of (perception) but how you look at it (perspective) and if you find yourself looking at things from a perspective that conjures up feelings of doubt...welp, God has a remedy for that."

It’s Friday!

Congrats y’all…we made it. Today is payday so one of the first things I did this morning was divvy up my money based on what I know I need to spend in the next couple of weeks. Needless to say – most of my money was immediately budgeted into the ether it seems like…but that’s okay.

If any of you have seen my Instagram feed you will notice that half of it is compiled with #tiffanytrawickquotes  and the other half is filled with pictures of #tiffanysdreamboard.

For a while there, I got really caught up in the aesthetics of my page…finding interior designs with matching colors just so that my page looks nice (which it does).

But yesterday when I looked at my Instagram I paused to think about why I started posting images of large beautiful homes and interior design in the first place. I remembered that it’s because I am trying to establish a vision for what I might want my life to look like one day. Not just to have cute Instagram page.

How do you visualize destiny?

The Bible has a lot to say about the things that we look at and why what we see and what we visualize are important:

“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.” Ps. 101:3

The word cleave in this context means to stick fast to or to become emotionally attached/strongly involved with. (Google Dictionary) Apparently there is a correlation between what we look at and what sticks to us.

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,” Matt 6:22

If you spend your time meditating (visually) on things that are not inspiring — how can you yourself be inspired?

I don’t want to spend my life always looking at something…I want to look towards something.

This is important because the same image (like this one):

   

can perpetuate feelings of inspiration (this is something I’ll have someday) or doubt/depression (this is something I’ll never have).

This might suggest that it’s not just what you look at that you must be aware of (perception) but how you look at it (perspective) and if you find yourself looking at things from a perspective that conjures up feelings of doubt…welp, God has a remedy for that.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Cor. 10:3-5

Hallelujah! God has the power to renew your mind and give you the perspective necessary to be everything that he called you to be and to receive everything that he as ALREADY destined for you!

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As I considered my current bills and what it will be like moving into an apartment and where I am in my career; it can feel like  am a long ways off from where I want to be. However, when I remember I am moving towards something I can be encouraged…We all have to get there.

And what’s important to remember is that the natural things that we desire are automatically encompassed in our ultimate goal..and that is Jesus Christ.

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phil. 3:14

With Love Always,

Tiffany Trawick

Proverbs 16:3

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