Napoleon saw Italy, but not the Alps. He had an objective and he knew where he was going. The Alps were simply something to be crossed en route.
Washington saw the Hessians massed at Trenton. He didn’t see The Delaware choked with ice. A frozen river was simply a challenge to be overcome on the way to victory.
A young person intent on bettering his or her life and earning a college degree will hold a strong image of graduation in their mind. The exams, long nights studying, and a job to help pay the tuition, are no more than the price that is paid to achieve the reward.
However, the majority of people will always see the obstacles that loom in their path, and as a result, become defeated by them. But there will always be those that lift up their eyes and see beyond the problems and pain, keeping their focus on the goal. Hebrews 12:2 NKJV. “Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the Throne of God.”
That’s the stuff you and I are made of. Looking beyond the immediate and seeing the eternal. In any endeavor in life there will always be the unexpected, look beyond it, see where you want to go. Ephesians 3:20 tells us that God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we can ask or imagine!