What God saw is what God said, but before that He saw something else...
In the Beginning
Genesis 1:1IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.
How He did this I don’t know, but it happens that something was wrong with what God made at first such that what God saw wasn’t good or was not enough. He saw what was not good enough and did something about it, but He went about it the next time quite differently. He wouldn’t prepare, form or fashion but He began to speak.
Maybe the fault is not exactly what or with what you did or what you are doing, maybe it is in what you are saying.
God speaks, but He does not just speak. You know why? because whatever He says, He sees. God does not just speak, because when He does speak, it must be what He wanted to see. Before God said what He saw, He saw something different from what He wanted and this is how He dealt with that.
- He does not ignore what He does not want to see but He does not complain about it either.
- He goes on to say what He wants to see.
The result of that sequence of response is that He saw what He said.
What You Say is What You See.
We work by the same principle too. We are in essence God’s because we are made in His image. We carry the same spiritual essence of God that makes Him see whatever He says. The import of this is that the world is the way it is because we made it so. We made it so by what we say.
This principle is not biased against anyone, because in essence everyone is similar. There is neither male or female, there is neither born again or not, there is only this “Say to them, ‘As I live, declares the LORD, what you have said in my hearing I will do to you:” Numbers 14:28. That’s one of the most unbiased statements we can hear. This is like God swearing on His life that whatever is said in His hearing He will do.
You don’t have to be powerful, you don’t have to be ‘anybody’ but as long as you can speak, what you say is what you see. It is not by your own effort, so your inabilities doesn’t stand in the way. It is not going to be by your strength so that your weaknesses will not be your excuse. It is simply by the fact that you were created in the likeness of God. Your fallen state doesn’t have a say in this beyond the definition of the content of what you say. As long as you are a human being, whatever you say is what you will get. Good or evil.
Making Complaints the Right way
Complaints are emphasis of what we don’t want to see, and the more we say what we don’t want, the more we see what we don’t want. But if what we don’t want is happening in our face, do we leave them to fester? No. We complain by saying it how we want it to be and no longer by saying what we don’t want.
Hush! Before you say what you felt like saying, are you sure you want that to be your reality? If you don’t want it, don’t say it. “…What you have said in my hearing I will do to you” is not a joke.
When what God saw is not good or not good enough, He did not just acknowledge it and keep whining about it. He changed what He saw by saying what He wanted. He did not really do anything about what wasn’t good enough other than speak to being what He desires such that the existence of what He desires eliminated the pain of the existence of what was undesirable. The void of fulfillment left by the undesirable was filled by calling the desirable to being.
The awesomeness of this is that ANYBODY can do it. Will you do it?
If you don’t know what word is fitting to fill the void of fulfillment, what better words are there than God’s word? Imitate God. Say what God said and you will see what God saw.