Some long long time ago, fifteen year old Dave took supplies to his brothers as they stood-in-line for their town against an invasion. The battle was still, the tankers- harbored, the tents- steadfast and soldiers- ready. Then came the biggest surprise of all battles- the invaders want to fight the battle using only one soldier- an imposing giant that stands at more than 10feets from the ground. Definitely none of Dave’s people could muster the courage to stop the menace and that’s understandable- they all were about 5feets tall.
Our cute little teenager asked a couple of questions but decided he’s had enough once the giant made mockery of his people and the Almighty God to whom they owe their success. While everybody else was seeing the towering fearful giant, Dave saw someone mocking the all-powerful God. Someone once illustrated this way:
The soldiers all thought, “He’s so big we can never kill him.”
Dave looked at the same giant and though, “He’s so big I can’t miss.”
Every single moment you face a challenge, remember that there is a difference between what you see and what you’re looking at. It takes conscious effort to look at something but everyone thinks they are seeing. In reality you can’t see the right thing by looking at the wrong thing.
What we consciously look at (our concerns) in life and in entertainment is an expression of what we’re looking for (our expectations) and therefore determines what we see (our perspectives).
Our experiences and perception of things are not inherent in those things themselves; they lie inert within us as an aggregation of prior concerns, expectations and perspectives.
So as you go out today, change what you look at, look for what you seek and you could change your life.