We all have that moment, where we have a thought. We aren’t sure if the thought is “just some crazy idea” or is it “God’s will”. You may have had this thought a few weeks ago, or a few years ago. The Point is, the thought was there and now it more then likely isn’t.
A great example is http://www.thnkwater.com, when Chris Webb had that thought. He had to decide if it was just a good idea or if it was the very will of God. In 26 days his water campaign raised $2333.00 forever changing the lives of over 100 people. What if Chris would have decided that it was just some silly idea and through the idea out? These 100 people would still live drinking filthy water every single day.
Another example is http://www.toms.com/ for every pair of shoes bought from this website a pair of shoes is given to a child in need “One for One”. What if Tom decided that this was a crazy idea and discounted the whole thing? There would be a lot of shoeless children.
Take David and Ali Graham’s situation. They had felt the Lord calling them to adopt. Time went by with much prayer and the fight between”God’s vision for us” and “Our vision for us” commenced. A few months ago The Graham’s decided to listen to the voice of God and adopt Sarah Rosemarie Graham. They have provided a new life for a child who would have otherwise had a not so love filled life.
So my challenge is this. Take that thought, that idea and really ask God if it’s from him. If so run with it, and I know in all certainty that you will touch so many lives for the kingdom of God, that in hindsight you will thank God that you listened and that the lives of others will be changed forever. After all, God’s plan is to bless others and make sacrifices that glorify Him.
There are many Biblical examples and also many real life examples. The truth of the matter is that God has told you something at some point in your life and you either chose to do it or not. So what is it? Will you revisit the vision he has given you?
A few years back I realized that my vision was slowly getting worse. Over the period of a few years I went from not being able to see detail while watching TV to not being able to see street signs. I knew that it was about time for glasses. I remember the day I went to the eye Dr. and had a test. I looked through many different lenses and heard “Which one is better A or B”? When the test finished I was on my way home and I remember the anticipation I felt. The thought of being able to see clearly was something that I wanted instantly but I knew I had to wait a few weeks to receive my glasses.
I remember the day my glasses arrived and how quickly I opened the package and ran outside to have a view of the trees. I was astonished at how much detail I was missing out on through the years. My new glasses made it easier to drive, and to enjoy life. I wore my glasses daily and got used to the prescription. However, one day I forgot my glasses due to being in a hurry and while driving down the road realized “I can’t see clearly”! Isn’t it amazing how we can get used to our vision and how we see life? And how easily it is to forget how the Lord wants us to view life?
I have recently been in the very same predicament spiritually. I have forgotten my spiritual glasses. I have viewed a blurry unfocused life only to have that redefining moment where I say “I can’t see clearly”!
7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. 8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
Instantly something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized.
Saul was in the very same predicament. The lord caused him to be blinded so that he can truly see. Saul had a blurry, unfocused, and selfish view on life. I believe that when the Lord caused scales to fall from Saul’s eyes he was then given spiritual glasses.
Does this scenario ring true in your life? Where are your spiritual glasses? What is your view on life? Is it spirit lead or self-lead? Please join me in prayer in asking the Lord to remove the scales from our eyes and give use a clear view on his calling and purpose in our lives.
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