It was probably in mid-90’s when I walked into the office of 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 and angry comments? A seer-atter is 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 after being thoughtful with wise comments becoming a peacemaker. There are three powerful Biblical verses that will help us understand what a Godly seer-thruer looks like:
2 Corinthians 4 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. A seer-thruer does not get caught up with momentary afflictions whatever that may be. He looks to God realizing what is going on now is temporary, but the things of God are eternal.
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 and works all things together for good. A seer-thruer realizes this and trusts God all day long.
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 rather than relying on his own understanding realizing that God will make his paths straight.
Be a seer-thruer!