It was probably in mid-90’s when I had this meeting with one of my favorite customers, John Prince, a Sr. Engineer for Amoco before being acquired by BP. Setting on his desk was a framed hilarious cartoon. In this cartoon, a baseball coach had his cap turned backwards so that he could get within inches of the umpire’s ear screaming all kinds of profanities. The umpire looked out at the reader with the caption stating, “You gotta be a seer-thruer and not a seer-atter.” What a funny comic yet how wise was the umpire! How many of us go thru life being a seer-atter which produces all kinds of hurtful thoughts, angry comments and embittered actions. Being a reactor not a responder, his life and the life of those around him is chaotic.
A seer-thruer is a different story. He responds not reacting after being thoughtful with wise comments becoming a peacemaker. Below are two powerful Biblical verse that will help us understand what a Godly seer-thruer looks like:
Romans 8 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. It is awesome to know that God has you in the palm of his hands. A seer-thruer realizes that God in all things works for good.
Proverbs 3:5&6 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. A seer thruer trusts God with all his heart realizing that God will make his paths straight.
Be a seer-thruer!
2 thoughts on “Be a Seer-Thruer Not a Seer-Atter”
Great lesson, thanks for sharing (I have shared with someone that I KNOW needed those words of wisdom). Have a blessed day,!you are an encouragement.
Thanks Kay! I have a lot of scar tissue from being a seer-atter for years. It took me quite a while before I became a seer-thruer…a work in process! 🙂 Love you two! Blessings