Quote: "To accept a decree about how you should live your life without being an active participant is like a blind man driving an eighteen wheeler!" - T.D. Jakes
Not too long ago, my family and I went to see a 3D film titled, Ocean Wonderland. Remembering a frightful experience at another 3D film much earlier in her life, my youngest child was fearful and hesitant to put on her 3D glasses. Initially, she really didn't want to have any part of the 3D film experience and was content to see the film blind to the reality of the 3rd dimension; however, once the film started and she witnessed others enjoying the film with the 3D glasses, she began to test the glasses by putting them on and then quickly taking them off. In so doing, she soon discovered the difference between seeing the film in three dimensions versus two dimensions. As a result of deciding to put on the 3D glasses, she was much better able to enjoy the film as it was intended to be enjoyed by the film's creator.
Do you know that we live in a world much like a 3D film where the visible world is in three dimensions and the invisible world around us is in four dimensions or greater? You can believe it or not, but it is most certainly true because Colossians 1:16 states that "for by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on the earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers." Unfortunately though, many of us are living life blind to the reality of the greater invisible dimensions around us because like my daughter, we are afraid to put on the life lenses of faith that allow us to experience life in the greater dimensions. For many reasons, we are more content to do life bound to the three dimensions of life that we know and see everyday rather than place our faith and trust in God, our Creator, to do more than we can ask or think of Him in the greater dimensions of our lives.
Are you tired of living life blind to the reality of God to work all things together for good to those who love Him and are the called according to His purpose? Well then, we must put on life lenses of faith. Hebrews 11:1 says that "now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." To enjoy the abundant life found in God, we must not let the evidence of the things we see each day determine the reality surrounding our lives and our circumstances, but rather we must reposition ourselves by choosing life and putting faith in what the Lord says in His Word about life and life more abundantly. The Lord Himself declares in John 6:63, that "it is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing." Additionally, He says that "the words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life"; therefore, with a spirit of faith, place your trust in God and the truth of His Word. As we do, we will begin to discover the greater dimensions of the life God intended for us to enjoy in Him by the power of the Holy Spirit!
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Written by Gary J. Borgstede
President and Founder of The Make It Happen Learning Institute Reaching People, Unleashing The Extraordinary! ® www.makeithappenbooks.com
Edited by The Make It Happen Moment ® Editorial Team
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Gary J. Borgstede is the published author of the leadership books titled, The Make It Happen Journey and Kings Come Forth, as well as the faith-based leadership education blog at www.makeithappenmoment.com.