“And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking”. ~ Matthew 8:23-24
He saw men as trees! Quite a revealing answer from a man who had never seen in his life! How in the world could a man who had never seen in his life see people as trees? This had nothing to do with sight but with perception. His perception had been formed based on how maybe he was treated by people or how he thought of human beings. The eyes of his heart had already seen human beings and formed its own opinion. (Click here and tweet this).
We are often told to change our confession without us giving prior recognition for a change in perception. (Click here and tweet this). Perception plays a major role in the way we process our thoughts. Until one is given the tools that will help them perceive right, their confession and subsequently expression will be askewed. Ever come across elegant and beautiful women who have the wrong sense of being? They are intellectually clued on, physically beautiful yet lack a sense of self pride. Ever met men who ought to go higher but have given up on life yet around them is every tool they need? It all boils down to how they perceive themselves.
We were grasshoppers in our own eyes and so were we in the eyes of the children of Anak- this is the report the twelve spies gave to Moses. (Numbers 13:32-33) (1). If God had no plans of giving to them the land, He wouldn’t have spoken some 430 years concerning it to Abraham. They perceive themselves in the wrong sense in the face of the giants. Most people have a wrong sense of perception about themselves and unfortunately it affects everything they do. (Click here and tweet this). This mentality is wrong. Sometimes it’s due to a person’s upbringing or it could be self-inflicted.
Words you give ear to plays a major part in shaping the way you perceive yourself. (Click here and tweet this). A person who constantly receives positive and uplifting words is bound to perceive himself and others better than someone who is constantly being told their faults and why they can’t make it in life. Everyone has giants yet not everyone is defeated by their giants. (Click here and tweet this). Guess why? Their perception of who they are in the light of God’s word is the answer. If you can believe what the word say, you can receive what the word gives.(Click here and tweet this). Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible. (Click here and tweet this). It’s about time you begin to perceive yourself differently.
How do you perceive yourself in relation God? How you see yourself in the light of God's word is nothing short of what Jesus asked the former blind man. What you perceived within your members can alter your confessions. Progressive people chew on the word and via that work on constantly changing their perception about a lot of things.
The way out is simply this~
The way out is simply this~
a. Avoid the company of people who always point out your weaknesses and never give solutions.
b. Feed yourself with uplifting words/Programmes/ Books.
c. Concentrate on your strengths and Let God deal with your weaknesses.
Question: What does perception mean to you? Let me know your thoughts.
Yours In His Service
Joe Akuoko II