It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
BACK SIGHT AND FORESIGHT/FRONT SIGHT
In survey,to get new elevations,we need to locate the backsight and the foresight.The backsight is the reading of the rod on a known elevation and the forsight is an unknown elevation.from the backsight you get the foresight and so on.The backsight is the first reading of the instrument and its vital to be able to secure the elevation on the foresight.
Also the sport of riffle shooting,we still use the sights,backsight and frontsight,when you set the riffle and raise it to aim at the target,you bring the backsight close to your eyes and make sure it measures with the view on the front sight,so you can accurately hit on your target.The backsight is before the frontsight.
This teaches us how, where we are coming from relates to where you are going.you can tell a mans future from his present,his known position.How you live your life today is a yardstick for measuring where you future.
When we talk of foresight,we are talking of insight into the future.According to survey,foresight is the reading taken looking forward to a new station,especially in leveling from a point of know elevation to a point, the elevation of which is to be determined.
A man who has a foresight has the ability to perceive the significance and nature of events before they occurred.Such people are needed in business organisations,for them not to get into transactions they will regret.
- A man with foresight according to Luke 14:28,sits down to take a back-sight reading so he can tell if he will have enough to finish the project.
- Men with foresight weight the cost,before jumping in.
- men with foresight don’t live by assumptions,they face the reality and work it out.
- men with foresight are prudent and diligent and the bible says they will stand before kings and not mere men.proverbs 22:29.
Sometimes God demands that we return back,take a backsight to be able to hit the right target.In Revelations he told us to return back to our first love,so that we can accurately locate our foresight,the future.
Develop a foresight and a backsight,know where you are coming from,don’t forget it,it will help you appreciate where you are and where you are going.
God caustioned the children of Israel not to forget where they are coming from,because it is in the nature of man to forget quickly.Deuteronomy 8:1-20(study)
Always remember where you are coming from,it will keep you in check, that where you are not is not a function of what you did but that God brought you through by his mercies.
Jesus gave a parable of a servant who forgot where he was coming from and the end was judgement.in the parable of the unmerciful servant matthew 18:21-35.
The back sight helps us to take caution, in the way we treatment of others,be careful how you treat others,cause you may meet them on your way up the ladder or down the ladder.
The perception of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred.The ability to understand after something has happened,knowing what should have been done or what caused the event.
Foresight is before an event occurs but hindsight is after it occurs.
There are some events that we cannot prevent but we must learn from.Another word for this is discernment,if you notice a word of knowledge can come before an event,a word of wisdom comes during the event and discernment is needed after an event has occurred.
Discernment is the understanding of the event and knowledge of what should have been done,or the cause of the event.
There are some professions that are preventive while others come after the event.until there is a murder we wont need a homicide detective.
Autopsy is usually carried out on dead bodies,to figure out likely cause of death,you don’t perform Autopsy on a living body.
After plane crashes a blackbox becomes useful to be able to tell what actually happened,as far as we can find the black box we can know the cause or the events inside the air-craft,during its flight.
Every one, that will be successful will certainly go through some bad events in life,this is were our hindsight must come to play so that we can discern cause and be able to now profer ways to avoid it’s re occurrence.
The eyes of Adam and eve was opened only after they had eaten the fruit.
Jesus had to die before some peoples eyes were opened and they received salvation.
If Jesus didn’t die many would never had been saved.
Hindsight could also refer to wisdom or knowledge gotten after an event,after something has happened(usually something bad).
We learn more from bad situations than from good ones.making money is easy but you sit down and think better when you loose some money.
How is it, that people think about making changes only after bad events occur,the bridge that is shaken no one fixes it until it falls down and people die,then something is done about it.
The man,Thomas Edison who discovered the electric light bulb tried 1000 times before he found out the secret,he said he found out 999ways on how not to make the light bulb.
Hindsight is vital for prevention.they say prevention is better than cure.
Falling into a bad situation is okay,but did you learn anything in that situation,it might be useful for your future,no experience is useless,no page in a mans life is useless,cherish your experiences and learn from them.
The capacity to discern the true nature of things,the way they truly are.
Insight is very important for success in life.This is like having a deeper understanding of an event.
Jesus asked his disciples, who do you say that I am?,some said John the Baptist,others Elijah the prophet,but peter by the insight of the holy spirit,said “thou art the Christ,the son of the living God”Jesus said “flesh and blood have not revealed this to you,but my father in heaven and upon this rock I will build my church”.
Insight is very vital for progress,insight can be developed from study and association.
Do not be a shallow man,knowledge is very vital for life,you cannot have understanding except you give time to study,and study.
Insight distinguishes you,it puts you on a different stand.
Great things are only discovered in the deep,to find oil you need to dig very deep,think about the time and money and effort put in digging as deep as 39,000feet.
Psalm 42:7 says, “Deep calls unto deep.” Only a call from the depths can provoke a response from the depths. Nothing shallow can ever touch the depths, nor can anything superficial touch the inward parts. Only the deep will respond to the deep. Anything that does not issue from the depths cannot touch the depths
Great business is usually done in the deep seas,in the great waters.Psalm 107:23
Jesus took the disciples to the deep side of the river and asked them to cast their nets for a great catch,because great catch are only in the deep. Luke 5:1-8,John 5:21.
How much time do you spend in the study of the word,how much time do you spend in study of your course,you can only be different by digging deep.