I have loved our time at Imagine: Youth Pastors and Leaders Summit 2012. One of the most challenging sessions was taught by Les Welk (our Network Superintendent). He proposed, “It is not what you look at, but what you see.”
The Bible reads, “And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ And I said, ‘I see an almond branch.’ Then the Lord said to me, ‘You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it'” (Jeremiah 1:11-12, ESV).
May we be a generation marked by a renewed sense of spiritual imagination. So what do you see?
What do you see when you look back? Has your pain paralyzed you? Or have you used your story to bring healing to someone else?
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Is your identity in anything or anyone other than Christ? Are you doing all that you can with what you have, right where you are, and who you are with?
What do you see when you look into the future? Do you have fear? Or vision for tomorrow (often in spite of fear)?