Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Searching for Clarity

Blurry Vision
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In today's time, I think we all get a little muffled in the mind. We all have a vision that we are searching for but it's not always clear. Sometimes we have a vision we think we are suppose to follow and then there are times when God gives us the vision, but we can't see around the bend to reach the rest of it. But never fear, God is still in the business of bring marvelous light so you can see your way out of the dark. It may not be on your own time line, but nonetheless, he will work things out.  As such, I would like to visit the book of Mark.
Mark 8:22-26   “(22) They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. (23) He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, 'Do you see anything?' (24) He looked up and said, 'I see people; they look like trees walking around.' (25) Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. (26) Jesus sent him home, saying, 'Don’t even go into the village.'”
While this speaks about Jesus healing a blind man, I think we can also look at this as Jesus bringing clarity to someone's situation. It's when God is slowly revealing things to us that we get anxious and antsy. Things aren't happening fast enough, BUT, slowly God will show you what he has in store for you and it may be added to the last vision that He gave you. With that, I wish to leave you with a passage from a book called, "God is My CEO" by Larry Julian (Julian, Larry.  God Is My CEO:  Following God's Principles in a Bottom-Line World.  Adams Media.  March 1, 2001.  Pg):
"As a vision is a picture of the future in its ideal state. I believe God has a clear vision of success for each of us -- the problem lies in our inability to see it. Our lives are so immersed in the forest of our circumstances, fears, doubts, and egos; we can never rise above the tree line to see the vision. Instead, we look for signs and miracles from a mountaintop experience to help us see God's plan. In reality, God works the opposite way. As we grow closer to God, He reveals His plan to us, not in its entirety, but in small pieces. It's okay if you're struggling to find a clear vision. Many of us have driven on a desert highway toward a mountain range. At first, the mountains appear fuzzy. The closer we get, the more clearly defined the mountain range becomes. Quiet your soul to hear God's voice and see His clues. Act on those clues, one by one, and the vision will slowly become clearer."

Antoine E. Hall
"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." - James 1:22

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