I know I am not alone when I say I use to have the "I will believe it when I see it" attitude. In the past, I've been guilty of having an attitude of disbelief or distrust when it came to my relationships with people or certain circumstances in life. Having had my heart broken multiple times in life, I allowed those circumstances to shape my attitude to focus on the worst that could happen in a situation instead of being confident about the best outcomes. Sometimes, Seeing was Believing for me.
My response was similar to Thomas in the bible. We know him as doubting Thomas, one of the disciples. Although he walked with Jesus, he didn't believe that Jesus resurrected when the other disciples told him the miraculous news.
Thomas said he would not believe that Jesus resurrected after being crucified until he saw Jesus with his own eyes. He took the Seeing is Believing attitude a step further and responded to the rest of the disciples, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe." (John 20:25)
Have you ever had a "Believe it when I see It" attitude?
Jesus encouraged Thomas, and He reassures us that we are blessed when we have not seen and yet believed (John 20:29).
I challenge you to make the attitude shift from Seeing is Believing to Believing Before You See.
See, it wasn't long that God helped me shift my attitude from Seeing is Believing. I always desired to live in a beachfront residence. Instead of believing to see it, I accepted that watching someone else live out my dream on HGTV or waiting until our retirement was the closest I would come to see that desire. As my attitude shifted, I began to believe God even though I couldn't see it.
God is waiting on you to believe Him even before you see it. By the way, beachfront living is now my reality and that image is my backyard 🙌. We didn't have to wait until retirement. God is faithful. That's Beatitudes Blessed❗
I encourage you to Believe, even if you don't see it right now. Allow the beatitudes to shift your attitude.