“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Cor. 4:3-4
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
“Wow. It is amazing that you can see anything at all. How long has it been since your last eye exam?” The doctor flips through my paperwork and quickly discovers it has been four years.
I must confess my lack of vision was not the motivation for my visit. The outdated style of my eyeglass frames is what prompted me to show up for my appointment this year. I guess more than fashion had changed in those four years!
As we went through the battery of tests to correct my vision, I was sent home with some temporary contacts while my prescription was being ordered.
When my appointment was over, I stepped onto the sunny Chicago sidewalk. The world looked wonderfully different. I felt like it was coming at me in high definition. Every image my eye soaked in had such sharp focus and color. This was all good until I got home and looked in the mirror. To my horror, my facial wrinkles and other flaws were in clear focus at well.
I popped out my new lenses and settled comfortably back into my outdated and unfashionable glasses. Sometimes seeing clearly is a little tough to take.
Many people struggle with seeing things clearly on a spiritual level. Although they know in their hearts there is a better life out there, when they accept the truth, they must take all of it. Along with the good, the bad also will be shown.
A myriad of people are so fearful of facing the truth that they actually choose to shrink back into the dark. 2 Cor. 4:3-4 tells us that spiritual blindness is an issue that is so important, satan himself wants to ensure that we stay in our self-deception. Are you allowing your fear of the truth to stop you from being free? Are you partnering with darkness because you are afraid of what the light will expose?
Nothing is sadder than watching a person fumble around when clear vision is available. Reaching out and grabbing it is your choice. You feel in your heart there is more for you, but are compelled to stay arrested in your current position. Let me encourage you to read 2 Cor. 4:3-4 again. Satan would love for you to blindly keep staying right where you are at today. If there is one thing I know about the character of satan—he has no good plan for your life.
“Dear Heavenly Father, I think that you and I both know I have been walking around with tunnel vision for a while. Although it has been comfortable, and I know what to expect, it has dulled my passion, expectation and vision for my life. Please open up my spiritual vision. Give me strength to accept and deal with what is revealed to me. As I accept the truth, let me grow from it—the good and the bad. I reject satan’s plan to keep me bound and blinded. I am ready to see, Lord. Show me myself and show me your hand so I can hold it as you lead me out of the darkness into the light. In Jesus’ precious name, thank you for your kindness. Amen.”