i have had poor eyesight since the age of 5 and have worn glasses almost my entire life. you can only imagine how they looked and changed in fashion over the last 17 years (i am now 22). from big, pink and plastic (yikes) to my trendy wired frames that i have now. to this day i can remember what it was like BEFORE i got my first pair of glasses. a world of blurry vision. i remember my struggle in kindergarten to see and focus on the teacher. but glasses soon became a remedy for that problem area in my life. and to this day i wear glasses so that my vision is never blurred and so i can fully focus with clarity. but it takes routine check-ups to make sure i am still seeing clearly.
a similar example can be said about my journey with Christ. from the moment of my acceptance of Christ to today where i am now planning a mission to africa. just 7 years ago i was walking a spiritually blurred and fuzzy life. a life with blurred vision. unable to see the Teacher and the work on the board. it wasn’t until i was 16 that i encountered the Father and received my remedy for visual clarity. the Holy Spirit and the relationship with Christ. well, how often do we go in for a check-up to make sure we’re still seeing Him and His direction? what happens when our vision of the Father’s direction becomes blurred and altered by road blocks and weighing emotions that seem so uncontrollable?
confession: the enemy is placing HUGE focus-stealing road-blocks in my path right now – all in very different areas. road-blocks that are fueling much discouragement, raw emotions and even distrust in the Father and where He is ultimately leading me. all things i know i am also fueling by buying into them. allowing the enemy to have a foothold on.
friends could you please pray me right now. africa, being completely out of my area of comfort, the enemy is going to continue in effort of stealing my focus. the serpent must be crushed. i desire clear vision in what the Father wants me to feel and do. i want NOTHING but what He wants me to have. i desire His will and not that of anyone else. i desire the peace in knowing He will provide what i need in order to go. i am willing to GO so i know that He will provide. i desire a clear pathway without these roadblocks of nonsense that overwhelm me.
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.