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156: Seeing More Clearly

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This week we focus on the importance of catching God’s vision. It’s essential we know what God thinks our situation is supposed to look like.

Read Nehemiah 2:11-20. Sometimes, we are guilty of not being able to see the wood for the trees. We focus on the here-and-now and the minutiae of everyday life and fall into the trap of short-term thinking.

As Future Builders, we must raise our sights from what is immediately in front of us and ask God to show us how things could and should be. When we focus on what God wants to do in our lives in the long term, suddenly our character becomes more important than our comfort, our spiritual maturity and holiness become more important than our happiness and eternity becomes more important than our enjoyment.

When we move from short-term to long-term thinking it becomes much easier to see how God is working in our lives. So why not ask God to give you a glimpse into your future and help you to see the hope that is available when we try to catch his vision for us?

THINK IT OVER

Think about the following:

•          What does long-term thinking look like for you?