Friday, December 3, 2010

Blurred Vision

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Foggy glasses.  Saltwater in the eyes.  The bright sun without sunglasses.  All of these things distort our view of the world.  In the spiritual realm, there are things that cause our eye sight to become blurred or hazy.  If we grow up in families where we experience sadness or pain, we may project our situation onto the world, falsely believing that this is as good as it gets.

I recall believing that God was too busy to care about my petty problems.  If our relationships are shattered, our view of God will most likely also be broken.  How can we understand God's love if we have never experienced it in our relationships with those closest to us?  It's a huge mistake to put God in a box, to limit Him.  For many years, I was guilty of this.  Over time, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, my vision has improved. 

Ponder this.  Before you were born, the Creator thought of you.  He smiled as He transformed His thoughts into a beautiful creation in your mother's womb.  He knows every single hair on your head.  He watches you in the middle of the night while you are sleeping.  He waits patiently for you to search for Him, to call out to Him when you are in need.  He loves you.  His vision is perfect.  He sees everything you do, including some things that are not good.  He still loves you, even when you don't love yourself.

If you are having trouble seeing Him, ask Him to repair the blurriness in your vision.  Ask Him to give you a clear picture of the road ahead that will lead you to Him.  When you reach that fork in the road and you can't see which way to go, ask Him to shine a bright light on the right path.  He wants to reveal Himself to you.  You can read all about Him in the Bible.  Gradually, you will begin to see Him.  You have the ability to obtain 20/20 spiritual vision.  It's a mystery how this works. Your spiritual vision is a gift.  All you have to do is ask for it and it will be given to you.  You will begin to see things that were once invisible.  You will never live in darkness again.

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