The big globs of glue that had been holding my glasses together weren’t holding anymore. My eye doctor easily clicked the old lenses into new frames and adjusted them to my face. I stumbled a bit as I left his office, but I shrugged it off, convincing myself that my eyes needed time to adjust. A few hours later, when I gingerly stepped off a curb, not exactly sure where the ground was, I finally admitted something was not right. In a stroke of genius, I turned my glasses upside down and laughed. My doctor had mixed up my lenses!
I’ve lived long seasons of life convincing myself that everything was fine when deep down I’ve known it was not. I’ve gone from one thing to the next, my senses dulled and blurry, my brain in a fog. I’ve stayed busy with schedules and tasks with little room for dreaming and purpose.
I still—more or less—get where I want to go, squinting and blinking and grabbing onto whatever’s closest. It’s good enough, I reason. In His kindness, the Holy Spirit jolts me awake, reminding me that “good enough” is far short of who God created me to be. I was made to live life in focus.
John Henry Newman said, “God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another… I have part in a great work. He has not created me for naught.”
Have you settled for living life in a blurry fog, rushing from one task to the next? Lean in and hear your Savior speak the truth over you:
You are worthy.
You are chosen.
You are loved.
You are free.
Jesus longs to transform your life, to awaken you to the great work He created in you.
“So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ— that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective” (Colossians 3:2, MSG, Paraphrased Translation).