Don’t Lose Your Vision

The other day, I came across a story about a young lady who had gone through a major eye exam. The exam revealed that her vision was slowly deteriorating and over the course of time she would eventually lose her eye sight.
You and I both know that the human eye is an organ of vision that plays a vital role in our daily lifestyle. It gives us the ability to read, watch television, and we are able to view the beautiful sceneries that God created. It also allows us to see where we are going and without it we will stumble and fall.
However, there is another kind of vision without the physical ability to see which is referred to as “spiritual vision”. When God created you, He created you with a vision in mind.
Proverbs 29:18 declares: ”Where there is no vision, the people are destroyed. But he who keeps the law will be blessed.”
When you have a vision, you have expectation, anticipation and usually an optimism about the future. But what happens when trouble comes your way and dim your vision?
What happens when the vision God has given you and is slowly fading and you can’t see your way?
In Habakkuk 2:2-3 God has provided a prescribed application that we must follow when our vision is being threatened.
First, write the vision on paper.
Second, read it over and over again.
Third, recite it.
Fourth, run with it.
“And the LORD answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: Though it tarry, wait for it, because it will surely come; it will not tarry.
My friend, even when life isn’t going exactly the way you want, keep your focus on God. When your vision seem blurred and out of reach, remember how great He is and what He can do. It doesn't matter what your disadvantages are, just hold on to His prophesy which is His promised word, stay the course and wait for the outcome.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (II Corinthians 4:18).

Carolyn Crow is a contributing writer and can be reached at crowcjo@gmail.com.