It's easy to do go about your daily life and settle into the fact that what you see is what you get. We say we walk by faith and not by sight but if we don't daily remind ourselves of that, we forget. And what you see is what you get. This passage of scripture really stood out to me this past week.
"Then the Lord asked him, “What is that in your hand?”
“A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied.
“Throw it down on the ground,” theLord told him. So Moses threw down the staff, and it turned into a snake! Moses jumped back.
Then the Lord told him, “Reach out and grab its tail.” So Moses reached out and grabbed it, and it turned back into a shepherd’s staff in his hand." Exodus 4:2-4 NLT
All Moses saw in his hand was a shepherd's staff, a rod...a piece of carved wood. A dead stick if you will.
But was it?
The minute he obeyed God and threw it down it became a snake. I'm not so sure Moses didn't jump back like a flash of lightning over the fact it was a snake as the fact he was shocked out of his gourd. He wasn't expecting a petrified piece of wood to become a living, moving thing.
What you see isn't always what you get. Not when God is in the mix.
You may think you're holding onto to something that can't move, breathe, live, or become something else. You may be discouraged, disappointed, and depressed over it.
But what you see...well...it isn't what you always get. Walk by faith. Trust God to take what you think is dead and turn it into something that will blow your mind!