Declining Vision

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 Our natural vision can decline as we age.  Some, like me, have issues from childhood.  Most will have some issues at middle age, a short-arm syndrome.  Despite the time of onset, there is often little we can do to stop it, although much of it can be corrected.  Some issues will continue to worsen and can only be managed as best possible and may result in a drastic or complete loss of vision. 

While I can do nothing to reverse the issues with my vision, I have a second sight that is manageable, even reversible – my I-sight.  The term is not original, nor is the medicine.  In fact, both the disease and its cure are ancient.  The disease is as old as man; its healer, timeless and eternal.

When I focus on my fears, on myself, the liar tries to convince me this is my reality. But when I call fear’s bluff and redirect my thoughts to God’s Word and his faithfulness, everything changes.  The lens of Truth is free. And because the more I read, study and meditate on it, the more it’s hidden in my heart, total loss of my natural vision can do nothing to diminish its power and presence.  If anything, it will amplify it.

Fear is a liar. It masquerades as many other emotions, and out of it we may be tempted to react and respond without realizing the root source. 

Where I pitch my tent matters.  I may pull it up and move it many times a day, but as long as I’m seeing the need to move, I’m gaining vision and strength.

Can't we all use a healthy does of vision and strength? 

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night ......
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Psalm 91:5;1-2


Kathy Rivera said…
You're a writer at heart, a magnificent gift from God! Your words flow like honey from your heart to the readers! Including the perfect Scripture exactly where it belongs! Reading your thoughts is a joy! It breaks my heart when you say you're loosing your sight.�� Prayer is powerful coming from a true believer! We will keep on knocking as in the parable of the man knocking and knocking, never giving up, until he gets what he's asked for! This parable is for us; never stop praying, never giving up until the Lord gives us what we ask for. What we need! This is Faith that doesn't give up for anything! ��������������

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