God’s Glasses

Whose glasses are you wearing to view your world?

Vision.  Have you ever been challenged by poor vision? As a young girl, I had a lazy eye and wore glasses before I even knew how to read.  Years went by and fortunately I could see well enough to get by without glasses~ fortunately because vanity would never have allowed for that as a teenager! But as I have aged it is impossible to see clearly without my contacts or my spectacles.  It’s amazing how much my vision is impacted by whether or not I am wearing my glasses.  But I also realize that the way I see things is also impacted by the glasses I wear.

The other day I hit a crisis in the middle of a real estate transaction.  So much about this transaction has been challenging and the line of people affected by the outcome long.  Stress and emotions were high.  Nerves were shot.  I left the city building department in a fog, unable to cope with the news that our transaction might be delayed for weeks with thousands of dollars added to the cost.  Then I had my meltdown.  Tears streamed down my cheeks and I knew a panic attack was not far away.  This problem just seemed so impossible, so outside my control, so exhausting.  I was tired of it all! As I sat in my car, the tears and emotions had so clouded my contacts that I couldn’t see clearly ~ my vision was a mess.

I called a loving friend who coaxed me back from the emotional ledge and when my vision cleared I went on my way.  It took a day to recover from the blow of the bad news but when I did I came to see things a little differently.  What I had viewed as a crisis and an insurmountable problem is really just an inconvenience.  Yes, the deals may fall apart. We might have to start over. People will be upset. Money will be spent.  Needed income won’t be realized.  But no one will be homeless or destitute ~ just inconvenienced.  For us the income may come later ~ but God is my provider for today.

You see, I realized that when the crisis hit, I grabbed the wrong glasses.  Have you ever accidentally put on someone else’s glasses? Awful, isn’t it? Well, I picked up the glasses of the enemy who would love to cloud my vision with thoughts of doom and worry.  Glasses that narrow your focus to the temporary and fleeting.  Thank God that I found the right glasses and got my vision back! God’s glasses are the right prescription for every vision problem you have.  God’s glasses give you a broader view, they allow you to see truth, to distinguish between a real problem and a mere inconvenience.  Most importantly, they allow you to see things from a heavenly perspective. My friend, let me ask you, have you had your vision checked lately?  Maybe, like me, you have grabbed the wrong glasses.

 “For we live by faith, not by sight.”  2 Cor 5:7

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9 Responses to God’s Glasses

  1. Sharon says:

    OK, my friend, I am loving this one!

    My goodness, I can’t count the number of times I’ve put on the wrong glasses – or misplaced any pair of glasses at all! It’s all about God’s heavenly perspective, isn’t it? Looking at things the way He does really brings things into the correct focus. The enemy’s glasses are woefully blurry – and they distort things beyond belief. Only through the lens of eternity can we properly view life.

    I think it’s time for a visit to “Holy LensCrafters” – maybe it’s time for a new set of bi-focals. One part of the lens to put the far-off things in view – Heaven and its eternal rewards…and another part of the lens to put the close-up things of this life into clear focus. After all, it’s really all about seeing Him in all things!

    GOD BLESS!

    This is a wonderful start to a super blog! Keep it up!

    • Thank you so much, my friend! I love that – Holy LensCrafters! Sounds like it should go with a super hero – Holy LensCrafters, Gideon! Thanks for the words of encouragement in all ways~ you inspired me to get it going! God bless you, too, my friend!

  2. Sheila says:

    Lynne,
    You’re off to an auspicious start! I love this story…and it’s timely because I’m writing this morning in my “last-year’s prescription” glasses. I left my current ones on my desk last night when I donned my sunglasses for the drive home. So everything is a bit “soft-focus” until I get back to work and my proper glasses.

    We really should get together for coffee. Your blog is a great excuse for us to chat!

    • Thank you so much, Sheila, I really appreciate your encouragement! Now if I only knew what auspicious means, I would probably be really touched! LOL! I agree ~ a coffee chat would be awesome ~ but beware, I intend to pick your brain ~ especially if words like auspicious are floating around in there!

  3. Tina says:

    Ahhh….Lynne….just what I needed to hear. I think of the numerous pairs of inexpensive drug–store “readers” I have strewn around my house just in case I need to “see” to read something quick. The funny thing with those, though, is that I can only see up close and when I look into the distance, everything becomes foggy. My expensive prescription “progressives”, on the other hand, allow me to read up close as well as see into the distance. They adjust with my eye movements to keep them in the focus that they need. Kind of like God’s Word. No cheap imitation but the real thing. By investing in His word, and trusting His lead, He allows me to see up close AND into the future with the assurance that He will continue to let me see Him clearly in all that He allows to happen in my life. LOVE YOUR BLOG, dear friend!! Hugs…t

    • Oh my goodness, Tina, YOU should have written that post! In fact, I may have to delete your comment, it is making my post look bad! Such wonderful added insight (okay, yes, that was a pun, and I hope Sharon catches it!) that adds so much to the original thought. Thank the Lord for my sisters who help me find my specs when I have misplaced them ~ which, sad to say, happens often. God bless you, my friend.

  4. Janet Cram says:

    thank you Lynne! you always inspire me to “put on the right glasses”! praying for your delay and am thankful that there are no delays with God! Keep up the writing my friend. You are an inspiration to many! Let’s get together soon 🙂

    • Oh, Janet, my sweet friend! Thank you so much for reading my post and for taking the time to comment. You are such a sweet encourager and I appreciate you so much. I am looking forward to getting together ~ we can share photos! I can’t wait to see more of Karis! God bless you!

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