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Regaining Clarity

When things start to get blurry, I've found that I'm usually focused on the wrong thing. Watering the wrong seeds of thought that cause me to get lost. Feeling like I was losing sight once more, I felt the Lord reminding me that every situation has two perspectives, just like every story has two sides.

Seeing both usually brings better understanding.

You know that saying, "Can't see the forest for the trees?" It's a lot like that. From the ground floor, all you can see is tree trunks. Look up, and all you see are tree tops. And if you don't know the way, it can become very easy to get lost.

But now imagine you're looking down on these trees from a bird's eye view. You see where the forest ends, and the road both behind and up ahead. Now, from that view, there is clarity.

In life, when we try to do things on our own strength, we wander through the forest of our problems at the ground level. Never really knowing which way is up. But, when we trust in God to help us navigate, we are instantly transported to that bird's eye view perspective where we can see everything from the top looking down. Rather than the bottom looking up.

You may be thinking, It can't be that easy! Oh, but it is.

As a believer in Christ Jesus, you have two major keys to your perspective shaping:

  1. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, is Our Intercessor (Romans 8:34)

  2. We Ourselves Are Seated in Heavenly Places (Ephesians 2:6)

Our vision doesn't come from the ground level. When we recognize this advantage, it totally changes how we navigate through the forests of our lives. In Christ, we are never lost, nor forsaken. Sure, we've taken a wrong turn or two, but even God can make good of that.

So, the next time your vision blurs, or you forget which way you're going, don't just look up. Come up higher. See things from the same view as your Heavenly Father. That, to me, is the best way to see everything.

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