My sinuses have been acting up all week. I have never been diagnosed with allergies, but after this week I think I might need to be tested again: these Georgia plants are doing a number on me. For this reason, I decided to wear my glasses to work today, which is something I rarely do. I have contacts, I love my contacts, and my short hair style doesn’t exactly look great with my glasses, but I am wearing them for comfort today. I took them off just a minute ago to wipe down the lenses, and the power of the Holy Spirit literally hit me. I can’t see a daggone thing without my glasses on: everything is blurry. I think I am near sited, if that means that I can only see things clearly when they are near me. Everything from a distance is a big old blur. To be honest, that distance is probably about a foot away, because as I was typing this I took my glasses off again and the computer screen was blurring. This is ridiculous.
Though I have known and lived with my eyes since birth, and been away of my poor vision since second grade, I don’t think I truly understood the correlation to God and my eyes until this very moment. The Word tells us that we only see in part, meaning we (humans) cannot possibly see of comprehend all that God is and does. Several Christians walk around not even fully understanding the spiritual realm that exists all around the natural, but that’s another post saved for another time. When I took my glasses off today I realized that my vision in the natural (in my flesh) is comparable to my vision in the spiritual. I am often trying to grope my way around what I think God is doing or saying, and sometimes God allows me to be correct in my assumptions by the power and divine wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, though, I am just groping around in the dark reaching for something I can’t even see. The type of vision is what I like to call, fear-sightedness. Because, when you are walking around a dark room, searching for something that you aren’t familiar with, the first natural reaction is to be afraid. What if the thing you find hurts you? What if it’s disappointing? What if you never find it and just keep reaching out with no success? This is some scary stuff.
So, without my lenses in the natural, my vision is blurry and I can’t clearly see things until they are close up. The same is true in the spiritual. I don’t begin to comprehend what God is doing in my life until something (literally) hits me in the face. A lot of times, I don’t get it until it’s already passed me (after the fact). This is why the Holy Spirit needs to be my corrective lenses, because without it, I am just groping around in the dark, reaching for answers to questions I haven’t even formed yet.
Is your spiritual vision blurry? Ask God for some correction, some clarity, and some cleaner lenses. It’s time to stop living in fear of the unknown, and start clearly seeing the will of God, and feeling the peace that exists even in the den of lions.