Most often, we live our lives based on what we see and what we hear. Our first reaction to what we have seen or heard is of the flesh. Very seldom, do we react on faith first. After we have tormented ourselves, we stop and realize, to walk by faith, to believe and trust God regardless of what we have see, and what we have heard.
Not “everything” we see or hear is what it seems. Most of us have heard; “if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, sounds like a duck . . it’s a duck”. Again, everything is not always what it seems. If it looks like a duck, it might not be a duck.
We are quick to assume, quick to speak, quick to anger, and slow to listen. When we should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. We argue over issues with the hope that man can and will open our eyes to the truth. That’s where we fail. God knows all, God sees all. Therefore, we are to trust God to open our eyes to the truth.
We are not to walk in the flesh, but in the Spirit. We are to walk by faith. Well, how do we do that? By trusting God for what we see and hear. See everything as coming from God, not man. Man will fail you. We can’t trust ourselves, we fail ourselves.
When we walk in the Spirit and walk by faith, we are trusting God, not ourselves, and not man. Trust God by walking by faith, not what we see, and let God open our eyes to the truth.
James 1:19 (KJV) – wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath
II Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) – for we walk by faith, not by sight