But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
A broken lens alters your vision. In some situations, broken lenses can present images in a manner totally away from the real thing.
In Acts 6: 3-4, Stephen was chosen by the apostles for his reputation, wisdom and being filled with the Holy Spirit. Despite the qualities of this great man of God, God allowed him to be killed in a terrible way (stoning to death). His lenses were clear as his eyes were opened and he saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. Remember this man was being stoned, he never saw those throwing stones at him, he never saw the ugly situation, he never saw Jesus as a God who promises physical prosperity; giving himself a reason to question his commitment to God. Stephen rather saw Jesus Standing, he saw the glory of the all mighty God.
In the same vein, the bible also records Jesus’s attitude when he was being nailed to the cross. Jesus being God never saw those crucifying Him but he rather saw the mission and Gods mind about His death.
One lesson I draw from the story of Stephen is the assurance he had of his call (Salvation). Stephen, Paul, Peter and all other apostles of Jesus Christ understood their place in Christ, this made them 100% sure that whatever God allows their way is for His glory.
Are you sure of whom you are in Christ? Are you sure God is your father? Do you know your place as a son/daughter? How then do you view your current situation? would you view it through broken lenses or you will see it the way the Lord sees it?
The Holy Spirits’ eye is not in your breakthrough but in revealing Jesus to you. The Holy Spirit came to reveal Jesus and He would use every situation to reveal Jesus to you.
That situation is aimed at revealing Jesus to you. Just as Stephen saw Jesus, see Jesus today!
When faced with a challenge never seek what the flesh would lose or gain rather seek to see Jesus in it and what He would have you do. God bless you.