What's that you say?, "When did Stacie start studying to become an optometrist?"
I am not talking about your physical vision. I am talking about your spiritual vision. Let's look at the definition of nearsighted. Nearsighted: able to see near things more closely than distance ones. Farsighted: able to see things at great distance.
Do you focus only on what you can see right in front of you? Or are you looking to what is ahead and believing for God's promises and blessings in your life?
Sometimes, as we go through each day, we only are able to focus on our present circumstances. We have limited hope or vision for the future. We focus on our problems and current feelings and we can't look past them to see what lies ahead.
But, if you can practice being farsighted, you may find a whole new outlook on life. Do you have visions of hope, prosperity and favor or are you stuck and only seeing what you are sensing right now?
Vision is the desire that shapes your future. Just like when you need glasses to correct or clarify your physical vision, sometimes you need the Holy Spirit and God's Word to assist and make clear God's vision and plan for your life.
Here are a few promises from God about his vision for your future:
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.”
Is it time to get your vision checked? Are you seeing what God sees for you? What eye chart are you looking at to measure your perspective?