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What Do You See?

looking through eye glasses pic-wideDid you ever look through the glasses of your parents or grandparents glasses when you were a child? If you did, I’m sure you saw a “distorted” world in comparison to what you could see naturally, without the aid of glasses. What you observed through your grandparents’ glasses changed the way you saw your world. Things weren’t as clear. They were distorted. Not only that, but using their glasses might have even given you a headache. You were eager to take them off and see your world from your own eyes.

Author/Writer Steven James says that most of the time we see the world not as it, but as we are. You might want to think about that statement a little bit. What some people see in their world, through their glasses, may not be the same as what you see.

Jesus gave a picture comparison in His teaching in Matthew 6:21-23. He begins with the premise wherever your treasure is that’s where your heart will be. Your heart will follow what you put as first and foremost in your life. But then Jesus amplifies that thought in showing what happens with your eyesight, and how easy it is for your eyesight to be darkened.

The New Living translation puts it this way:  21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. 22Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. 23 But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness.”

Are you seeing the world the way it is, through the lenses of your eyes? Is your eye filled with light or is it filled with darkness?

Each day you have a choice. You can see the world through the eyes of gloom and doom or through the eyes of faith. If you choose the eyesight of gloom and doom, you will surely have eyes that fill your body with darkness. You’ll never see the positive things in life or have any hope for anything you to change. However, if you choose the eyesight of faith, you’ll have continual light from God’s Word and the work of the Holy Spirit guiding your steps, showing you the way you should go (Isaiah 30:21).

In spite of what happens in this natural world, you can still have God’s continual guidance and wisdom as you allow His Word to light your pathway (Psalm 119:105). Begin to see your world through the eyes of faith (Romans 4:17). See things through God’s grace and love. It’ll change your entire perspective.