The healed man replied, “I have no idea what kind of man he is. All I know is that I was blind and now I can see for the first time in my life!” John 9:25 The Passion Translation
Having been accustomed to wearing glasses or contact lens since elementary school, I am no stranger to what life is like out of focus. When people complain about a few hours of hazy sunshine, my retort is generally, “But there’s still sunshine!” Because I see haze whether it’s raining, foggy, or sunny!
But none of my physical limitations were by choice. And just like the man born blind, my circumstances governed much of the way I saw life (or didn’t). My perspectives were based upon what I could or could not see.
Quite often, my limited perspectives gave way to negativity and angst — largely due to frustration. I wanted clarity. I wanted to be able to function seeing the world as (how I thought) others saw it.
Then one day Jesus stepped into my life and penetrated that hazy fog I called my world and gave me that clarity. And as the man born blind declared, “I was blind, but now I see,” I was able to grasp the goodness of GOD and to understand that His Purpose still prevailed even while I was not able to see it.
Maybe there are things that you have need to lift up and ask the Lord for clarity and direction. The Christ-followers in your circle will be of great help to direct you to His written Word for deeper study, or they can direct you to professional help if that is your need.
But what we all need to grasp is the fact that when our lives are out of focus, there is One Who is willing and able to give us our sight.
It doesn’t matter whether we’re asking Him for the first time or the millionth time.
And for that, I am grateful this day. I, too, was once blind — but now I see. It’s not a metaphorical puzzle for you to labor over with brain power. It’s an eternal question to see how far your spiritual eyesight seeks to behold the truth.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8 NIV
I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~
LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary