During my travels I recently stumbled upon a beautiful vintage camera shop that was filled with history and nostalgia. The beautiful cameras got me to thinking about the art of photography. Whether it be a spontaneous selfie for social media or an elaborate editorial photoshoot for a magazine, the result is the same. A purposeful snap shot of a moment in time that was meant to illustrate the creators intended point of view. Couple the illustration with poetic narrative and you have a work of art from the perception of another.
I began to think about how important our perception is. It is perception that determines how we interpret a situation and can be detrimental to our faith. When we are patiently waiting on the promises of God and the enemy shows us a snapshot that goes against what we know is God’s word, we must elect to stand planted regardless of what we see or do not see. Of course this is not an easy thing to do, but it is imperative to receive the victory!
“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:3 KJV
When the enemy taunts us with a full movie in HD of what will not happen and tries to steal our faith, we must learn to cast down all fear in those moments. Instead we must know that God is the writer, producer and director of our lives and every film that he makes guarantees a victorious ending if we don’t faint.
So be encouraged on your your journey.
“God is not a man, that He should lie. He is not a son of man, that He should be sorry for what He has said. Has He said, and will He not do it? Has He spoken, and will He not keep His Word?” Numbers 23:19 NLV T