Contacts and glasses are two important tools I need everyday. There is no way I can leave my home without them. I’m nearsighted, (if you can even call it that lol), so I can see objects up close, but not far away. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 6 or 7 in the 1st grade and needed them to see clearly ever since.
If I’m at home relaxing without my contacts or glasses, I have to hold objects really close to my face. My vision is a complete blur when I’m not wearing them. I definitely cannot step out of the house or even drive without them. Leaving without glasses or contacts would be dangerous to me, as well as others.
When I cannot see, it makes me realize how much I truly appreciate having glasses and contacts. My blurred vision also reminds me how dependent I truly am on them.
Life is the exact same way. Our lives, situations, and our vision can be completely blurred and chaotic. When we lose sight of Who we need and are truly dependent on, our focus is blurred and out of order.
Sometimes when our lives seem out of order, we don’t know how or where it started to get that way. Sometimes we may put all of our time and energy focusing on what’s around us and our view is completely blurred.
How Can You Refocus Your View?
1. Keep your eyes on Christ.
“Peter said to Him, ‘Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.’ And He said, ‘Come!’ And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?'” Matthew 14:28-31 NASB
This verse is a clear reminder for us to keep our eyes on Christ. When Jesus was walking on water to meet the disciples out in the sea, Peter wanted to make sure it was Jesus. After Jesus commanded Him to come out of the boat to meet Him, Peter started to walk on water. However, as soon as he took his eyes off of Jesus, He started sinking. Isn’t that just like us? We start looking at the wind (obstacles) around us and become frightened or anxious and we begin to sink. The moment we take our eyes off of Christ, we become susceptible to what the world tells us.
2. Don’t limit Christ.
“‘While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.’ When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, and said to him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.'” John 9:5-7 NASB
Jesus cannot be limited. Imagine being blind and hearing Jesus spit on the ground, then feeling wet clay touch your face. Imagine that. Can you imagine being in that situation? Maybe thinking, “I’m sure He could have done this another way.” This is a prime example that Jesus can use ANYTHING to heal. Sometimes we limit how God can work. We may be expecting Him to move in our lives in one way, when He’s working things in a way we cannot even possibly think of. He cannot be limited.
3. Follow His Lead.
“Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.'” John 8:12 NASB
When the power is out, what’s the first thing you do? For me, I’ll use the flashlight on my phone or try to find a flashlight so I can see. In a world full of darkness, Christ is the One we need to follow. He is the Light of the World. In our darkest situations and our darkest moments when we feel we cannot see, we need to seek Christ. We do not have to walk in darkness. When our vision is blurred due to darkness, we need to cry out to Him. His Name pierces through the darkest situations. Their is Life when following His Lead.
As we continue Striving for His Excellence, let’s remember Who to keep our focus on–Christ. Remember He cannot be limited. In this dark world, allow Him to lead you, and walk in the Light. Keep on striving ladies, refocus your view.
By Ashley A. Johnson