There are some who consider me to be conceited. To them I say, “So!” Ha! Seriously though, while I am not really self-absorbed, I do consider my reflection to be a pleasant view. Thankfully, my place of employment is made of LOTS of glass – walls, doors, partitions. There is glass EVERYWHERE! These glass structures double as mirrors. Yay me! The point is coming. Bear with me.
Rigorous boot camp routines are currently boosting my overall wellness while shedding away unwanted pounds. It should come as no surprise that I admire the progress of my shape by viewing my reflection in doors and walls while at work. Every now and again, I’ll look beyond the glass to find someone smiling or waving at me. Yep. They mistakenly assume that my gaze is for them. And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is the point: It is not to be assumed that two who are looking toward the same thing are seeing the same thing. Perception is shaped by perspective.
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (Proverbs 29:18)
The sound to which you respond will influence sight. It’s guaranteed. If someone shouts, “Look,” your heads turns in the implied direction. You see what they see. If I comply with my trainer’s instruction, my body will continue to come into alignment with the workout’s purpose. Those who walk in the direction of the Lord’s voice will see the manifestation of His promises. The Prophet Amos asked, “Can two walk together, except they be in agreement?” (Amos 3:3). In the same regard, two will not see the same thing if they are hearing the same sound.
Where there is no vision, the people perish. The NKJV words it as, “Where there is no revelation, people cast of restraint.” When we lack insight regarding God’s will for our lives, we lean unto our own understanding. Those who peer into their future without having first received a word from the Lord may be looking where He’s looking, but they definitely aren’t seeing what He’s seeing. Sight preceded by a godly sound produces life-shifting vision.
I have committed this quote by the late Dr. Myles Munroe to memory: When you don’t know where you’re going, any road will do. Revelation eliminates wrong turns and dead ends. It directs us in making moves that make sense. My trainer’s voice dictates my workout. My Father’s voice orders my steps. Visible progress is the byproduct of audible instructions that have been obeyed. My dear friends, receive the revelation; walk in the righteous direction; experience manifestation. You are a child of the King. Not just any road will do.