To me, the concept of belief is similar to a stereogram. Are you familiar with stereograms that were popular in the 90s? This type of image was very common when computers first became available, as they were able to create a picture that contained a hidden 3-D image. A stereogram is an optical illusion of depth created by a flat, two-dimensional image. But if you view the image in a particular way, the 3-D image reveals itself in an uncanny way. As stereogram technology first appeared, I assumed it was a hoax. Initially, I thought I was being tricked by my friends. As I watched them “pretending” to see 3-D images, I thought it was impossible. In my imagination, only two-dimensional modern paintings or graphics existed. One day, I finally saw. After trying all the strategies, I actually recognized the 3-D image. I could finally let go of my disbelief!
Friend, our belief system is a lot like a stereogram. Some see it, and some do not. Some just have faith in God for their dreams and their future, while others don’t. You can try to convince someone until you’re blue in the face, but even you can’t explain it. You have to feel it, right? This is the gift that you have as a believer. You can see what nobody else can see. In your life, God has called you to not only believe and see but to also act on something. You can believe and see your happy family, your thriving career or business, your involvement in community service or serving in your local church. Believe with your heart first, then you will see.