For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
If you try to picture David as a Shepherd boy, you will most likely see him as just an ordinary youth. One who lived at home with his parents and siblings. But where others saw a typical teenager, God saw a king in young David. He saw David’s name being spoken in honor for even the Lord Jesus is called the Son of David.
If you try to picture Moses after marrying with a family that he might be looking forward to retirement living comfortably in the desert. But God had bigger plans for him. God had big dreams for him. God saw the Red Sea parting before him, and an entire Egyptian army being wiped out in his presence. God saw in Moses the deliverer of His people.
I would never put myself on the level with David and Moses but I do know what my life was like before I surrendered my life to God. I was never in much real trouble, but my life was anything but stable. I had no confidence in myself and only pictured myself being successful at the one constant in my life at that time, being sports of which I had been successful.
But God had other plans for me. He had a dream for me. He saw something in me that I nor anyone else had ever seen. He began to develop me in His Word, and it brought a confidence in me that I could be what He saw in me. Through revelation of His Word, I began to see myself as He saw me.
Friends, God does not see as man sees. God saw in fearful Gideon a man of valor and called him so even when he was hiding from his enemies in fear (Judges 6:12). God saw in young David a king and anointed him as one (1 Samuel 16:10-13). God saw in meek Moses a deliverer and drew him out of obscurity to make him just that (Exodus 3).
Remember and be assured that God looks beyond what man sees about you, and He has dreams for you that are bigger than you can imagine. Glory to God.