20/20 vision is unfortunately something I’m not too familiar with. I’ve had glasses since I was 8 years old, so I am very used to waking up in the morning and not being able to even read the time on my phone.
It’s kinda ironic to me that 20/20 in reference to vision is the maximum sharpness and clarity of the human eye, yet the year 2020 has been the most unclear, uncertain, hazy, foggy, ill-defined, ambiguous and confusing year yet! Can I add anymore synonyms?
I know I’m not alone in this feeling. We’ve all had our dose of obscurity this year, some more than others, but regardless, it’s been hard and I feel you!
In an attempt to apply this optometry term to every day life, I want to to share with you something God recently showed me.
The other day, Peyton and I were praying some big prayers to God about our future.
It’s been really hard thinking ahead with a visa determining everything from, when we can get married, where I can live now + can move to the US, where I can work, when we can finally travel to Australia again etc etc… And it’s been really easy to just be overwhelmed and pretty frustrated with everything.
During our time of prayer we listened to a song by Upper Room with the following lyrics:
“This is our saviour! Look at Him, look at Him!”
As much I thought I had been looking at Jesus during this season, I really haven’t been.
I’ve been looking very much inwardly at myself, as well as at my circumstances, letting them rule me and dictate the outcome.
As much as it feels almost careless, an act of denial and potential lunacy, I’m choosing to look outward and upward.
In this season of extreme uncertainty, we are choosing to LOOK AT HIM!
Not our worries, our fears, our doubts or even our circumstances.
We are choosing faith + hope, and trusting in Him who says,
“With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”
Mark 10:27 ESV
I encourage you to do the same, whatever you are facing, remember to turn your gaze and look at Him!
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.“
2 Corinthians 4:7-9, 16-18 ESV
As much as I wish things weren’t the way they were, if my present challenges draw me closer to God then they are worth it and I’m thankful for them.
Even if I don’t necessarily get what I want and can see the road the ahead, I can trust the one who can as He guides me through it.
I hope you see God today. Remember, He sees you and all that you are going through and promises to be with you.
Look at Him.