Friday, January 10, 2014

Five Minute Friday: See

Five Minute Friday

Friday - time to join with the Five Minute Community at Lisa-Jo's to do a bit of unedited writing.
Today's word:


go - When I went to the eye doctor for my yearly check-up last September, I got a bit of a surprise. Not about the need for reading glasses. I knew about that. I'd been gradually increasing the strength of those for years. Instead, I was told I needed glasses for distance. I had no idea. In fact, I thought my long distance vision was quite good. Not so.

It wasn't until I put on my new glasses for the first time that I saw what had been clear all along. I wasn't seeing nearly as well as I thought. Whole new vistas opened up before me!

I am learning, it is very much the same in the case of my spiritual vision. It isn't so much that I think I can see far down the road. It's more of a seeing through the wrong lenses.

I have an unfortunate tendency to look into the future with my own limited vision. It wasn't until the Lord prescribed a pair of spiritual glasses that I began to see clearly. He stepped right into my line of vision - with everything that he is and challenged me to look.

Suddenly things came into focus. Not the things I had been worrying about or trying to control. No - those still remained a blur. Instead I focused on Him, and it wasn't necessary to see far into the future. He held all of that in His hands.


Please come join the others at Five Minute Friday. I know you will be encouraged and blessed.



  1. How Beautiful! Often, we don't realize how bad things are until they are good again! Thanks for the reminder to keep our eyes on the One who holds our future!

  2. Thank you Lord for those spiritual glasses. If I can just keep myself from taking them off and laying them aside! We see so much clearer when we keep them on don't we?!!

    Just stopping by from #FMF. Have a great weekend!

    Brandi ~ @Fitzysmom

  3. Being a long time glasses wearer, I can understand this analogy! I remember as a 6 year old saying "mom... those trees way over there... they have leaves!" What a great reminder that we don't have to see "way over there" clearly, when we have God in our focus.