Have you ever stared so long at something that it became blurry? The one thing you were staring at became two. Staring for too long at something can lead to eye strain which in turn can cause bad eye vision. Just because you may have looked at something too hard, for too long, or too closely. We must give our eyes a break in order to keep our vision clear. The same goes with life, trials, and dreams or ambitions. If we stare too long and hard at a problem we may be facing, it will begin to blur and become unclear. We may begin to get confused or angry that we cannot see how to get ourselves out of the situation we are in. The same goes for an ambition or dream we may be striving to reach. If we stare or pursue a dream of ours non stop, thinking of nothing else other than making that dream a reality, it may not ever happen. Why is that? Focusing on one thing continuously and without a break causes us to get frustrated over time or become impatient if we don’t see an end in sight. A light at the end of our trial tunnel. If we have nothing but tunnel vision during our trials or our dreams or ambitions, we get lost and cannot see what may be happening around us or what God may be trying to show us. God takes us through situations where he knows we can benefit greatly by learning that lesson or he has a better end in sight than the one we ourselves may be thinking. When we get blurry vision because of staring at a problem for too long, we must learn to hand it over to God, the one who knows the end before we even begin. Before our one problem turns into two problems, then three, and so on. We may be thinking we are getting ourselves out of a situation when in reality, we are digging a deeper hole for ourselves. Our dreams and ambitions are the same way. We may have a goal we are trying to reach in our lives and we work everyday on reaching that goal, and there is nothing wrong with having them and wanting to reach those them, as long as the goals, dreams, ambitions are ones that God wants for us as well. Not my will, but thine be done, that is what the word tells us in Luke 22:42.
We must understand that Gods plans are far above our own. He knows better than we do what we need in our lives or what circumstances we must go through in order to reach a better end. Psalms 37:5 says: Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Does giving God all your faith mean that life. Is going to be easy for you? If you were hoping for a big “Yes” your not going to get it. No, however, God promises that he will not leave us in our trials (Hebrews 13:5). God will not give us anything, any situation, any dream, any test or trial that we cannot handle. He knows us better than we know ourselves and he wants only what is best for us, that which will grow us, teach us, make us better. The Bible tells us in Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Faith. Faith is what is needed in order to accept the will of God and trust that he knows what we need. When you are going through something that is hard, a situation you might not understand or know why your are going through it, do not get angry that your vision is blurred, just simply hand it over to God and then trust that he will take you through it. He wont take it away from you, but he will walk every step with you. Carrying you when you grow too weak to walk it yourself. He will place people in your life to guide you, lead you, help you. Don’t stare at something so long and hard that you make your vision blurry or push people away because you have such closed off tunnel vision. Pray daily that God would give you faith like a child, a lot of hope, and trust that he will guide you. In doing this, you will see clearer and be able to live life without tunnel vision. A faith-filled life where you allow God to use his vision rather than your own and you no longer have to worry about the unknown.