Just A Thought November 10, 2020November 10, 2020
Just A Thought November 11, 2020November 11, 2020
How is your vision? Is it clear and you can see your way forward, or are there obstacles in the way? During the recent health crises in our country and throughout the world many people lost their vision. They couldn’t see beyond the seeming impossible situation they and others faced. All they could see was impossibilities—lack of jobs, money, and peace. This is not to make light of it because it was a tough ordeal and affected us all. I believe many lost their vision of hope.
Proverbs 29:18, KJV says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
Solomon stated clearly what happens when people have no vision, when there isn’t any hope. They are lost because they can’t see the road ahead. That’s a scary picture and a sad one as well.
Another version of Proverbs 29:18 uses the word revelation instead of vision. I believe revelation is an amplification of vision. When you and I don’t have a revelation of God and His goodness, it’s easy for us to lose heart—to lose our vision. Your vision becomes cloudy because doubt and fear creep in to alter the vision you had.
Without a vision, that is, a picture of hope, you can’t walk in hope. Hope looks forward, never backward. It looks ahead with joy and anticipation for what can be. Hope doesn’t look at what was lost. Hope remains hopeful, always.
How was your vision 6-8 months ago? Was it bleak and hard to get a clear picture of life? Has your vision changed? What changed your vision? How can you improve your vision?
As believers we can sharpen our vision, both physically and spiritually by partaking of the Word regularly. Why? Because God’s Word is full of hope, and hope enables us to see what good things are ahead.
It’s time to see with new eyes to the good things God has ahead for us. It’s time to dig your heels in and trust Him no matter how it looks around you. It’s time to look across the tempest sea and with faith say ‘I’m going to the other side’. Are you with me?