I have worn glasses pretty much my entire life. If you think of Chere you see my glasses! LOL! My goggles (as I affectionately call them) are the first things I grab in the morning and I protect them with my life because I am blind without them! If I am being honest I am way overdue for an eye exam, I mean like superduper overdue. I hesitate going, because I don't particularly enjoy visiting the eye doctor. But, to my chagrin it is time for an upgrade. The lenses are more than a little scratched and cloudy. My vision is definitely not as clear as it should or could be with my old faithful glasses that I've had for like 20 years (just joking kind of). I am sure when I place those new glasses on my face, a whole new world will emerge!
Are you seeing with precision and clarity? Or is your vision blurry? I'm not referring to your physical eyesight, but your spiritual eyesight. As Christians we all wear spiritual glasses and from time to time we need to check our vision. Clear spiritual vision is vital to our walk with God, our faith and how we navigate through the world. Our spiritual vision can get clouded by our natural vision. When we start to see through a natural vision, we lose clarity of who God is and who we are in Christ. Sometimes we hesitate to get that vision check up, because we get accustomed to the lenses we are wearing.
Is it time for a vision check up? If you're hesitating let me give you some reasons why you should check your spiritual vision...
Reasons to Check Your Spiritual Vision
Get a clear vision of God's plan for your life
When our vision is cloudy, we can't see envision God's plan for our life. Instead we spend our time frustrated, confused and searching through our natural lens to try and find ourselves and position in the world. When our spiritual vision is on point, we can see that God has a purpose and plan for our life. We stay obedient, and in alignment with Him because our vision of His path for us is not clouded. We see that the world offers empty promises and solutions that are based in the natural world that will always leave us unfulfilled.
Guards against discouragement
If we view our circumstances through a physical instead of a spiritual lens, we tend to focus on the obstacles. Worldly vision sets us up for discouragement because it only shows us what is possible through human standards and strength. Clear spiritual vision show us that God is bigger than our circumstances and through Him we are overcomers.
Protection against sin
Foggy spiritual vision is a pathway to sin. If we look through a worldly lens, we can see sin as attractive and permissible. A worldly vision t