John Scully

“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.”

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You are the watchman of your life

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“What do you see?”
I shared yesterday about what I heard, and here’s a confirmation right after my previous post.

For thus has the Lord said to me: “Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he sees.”
– Isaiah 21:6

Today’s text says, “. . . set a watchman and let him declare what he sees”.
We need to be that watchman in our life.
In days of old the watchman would be positioned on the walls, or in a tower of the city, to look and see what was coming in the distance.
That’s what God wants us to do in our life and the life of others – He wants us to be looking and listening at what is coming.
Not with our natural eyes and ears, but our spiritual ones, the ones that came alive again at new birth.

The truth is we won’t ever fully see what God has for us with our eyes open – we will only see these things with our eyes closed.
It is when we are reading His word and spending time with Him in prayer that we see the things He has planned for us.
We are the watchman of our life. It’s not our Pastor’s job – it’s ours!

If we’re not seeing much that excites us, the trouble has probably been that we have been looking at the horizon,
or what seems to be happening next with our life, with mere natural eyes.
With our eyes open all we see is this present reality and very real circumstance.
But, with our eyes closed, God enables us to see what we have not yet experienced or not yet seen;
He reveals to us the plans He has for us.
If He is the author of the image of what we see when our eyes are closed and heart is focused on Him,
then He will be the finisher that makes it a reality in our life.