“The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” Matthew 6:22-23
Throughout your journey, have you ever found that the burdens you bear tend to dim your perception of life? Have your proverbial lenses become so dusty that you can no longer see God’s hand in your life?
If you recall in Your Journey From A New Perspective, we talked about taking your old perception of life and throwing it away because it caused you to stumble. Instead, take those old lenses and polish them off so that you can see clearly and be full of light.
Sounds easy, right?
Nothing is ever easy when human nature is involved. We are like a man who looks through dirty glasses every day. When someone offers to clean them, he refuses because he has grown accustomed to viewing the world through his hazy spectacles. He continues on his way, stumbling over every obstacle life throws at him.
Jesus puts it bluntly in Matthew 7:3-5,
“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye, and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
Early on in my battle with APS(Amplified Pain Syndrome), I allowed what was happening to me to alter my perception of the path God placed before me. I stumbled and fell, refusing to allow Him or anyone else to help me see the light within my grasp. It took God finally breaking my pride and stubbornness in order for me to finally look to Him to clear my vision and see the error of my ways.
When you find your perception of your story being dulled and covered with dust, don’t just try to clean it yourself. Hand your proverbial lenses over to your Heavenly Father so that He can make them clear and bright, allowing you to see the magnificent plan He has in store for you.