What You See Is What You Get
And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight (Numbers 13:33).
God instructed Moses to send men to Canaan to search the land God had given them. When they got there, they saw the greatness of the land; the grapes were so large it took two people to carry them. They brought back to the camp pomegranates and figs, but they also brought back to the camp a fearful report.
Although God had promised them the land, He didn’t say they didn’t have to fight for what was theirs. Ten of the men saw themselves as grasshoppers, and what they saw in themselves, they influenced others to think likewise.
Their negative report brought fear to the camp; two men, Joshua and Caleb, saw themselves as children of God, soldiers in the army of God, more than conquers. Ten men turned the positive faith of the children of Israel into negative faith. Negative faith will work the same way positive faith does. They believe they were defeated; they placed their trust in the giants rather than placing their trust in God.
When you have faith in God for something, it’s not good to be around people who will look at your circumstance more than they will look at God. If you hang around them long enough, you, too, will begin to lose faith.
As Christians, we have mountaintop experiences, and we have valley experiences; when we’re in the valley, don’t deny where you are, but see yourself coming out of the valley. If you’re sick, see yourself healed; the same Word that saved you will heal you.
If you’re bound by an addiction or a bad habit, see yourself being delivered. What you see is what you will receive, whether it’s positive or negative. God’s Word is spirit and truth; it’s powerful to deliver and heal. Have faith in God, not what you see or feel. What you see and feel is momentarily, but God’s Word is established in heaven forever, and it will always accomplish what He sent it to do!
When a thought comes to your mind that does not line up with what the Word of God says, you need to dismiss it, get your Bible, read to yourself what God says, and keep in mind that God’s Word has authority.
As you say what you see in the Word of God, He will perform His Word; it will never return to Him void. See what the Word of God says about you and not what Satan speaks to you. See yourself as a child of God, see yourself as blessed and favored of God, see yourself being submissive to the Word of God, see yourself as more than a conquer, see yourself as a soldier of God, see yourself being a winner and not being defeated in any area of your life or being.