Focus

Clear sight.

It used to evade me very often. Especially when I was a child.

I’m thankful that I have good eyes, just wonky focus sometimes.

I can see near and far.

Without correction though, one eye is stronger than the other, and I often see two heads instead of one.

*Does not come from being pompous lol*

I’ve been wearing glasses since I was five years old. I will admit they’ve long been my friend and at times they have been my enemy. But as time is past my perception has changed about them.

Before I used ones with prisms, I couldn’t see three dimensional objects properly. I could judge how close are near things were to me but through shadow and apparent size. It was straining sometimes.

Now I can see things for what they are pretty much.

It makes stereoscopic vision much easier.

And I don’t have to double check my sight anymore. Haha punny!

There are things that can be gleaned from a good pair of glasses for life.

Just like how you look at the world… Sometimes your thoughts throughout the day will put a film across your mindset.

How your soul sees will be affected.

What do you do?

You get the spray of appreciation for your breath; you count your blessings, and you wipe that garbage off of the lenses of your heart.

But…

Even I get lazy.

Sometimes it’s easier to deal with the haze of the film and oil.

And even though it can sometimes inconvenient to clean glasses.

I respect them.

They have saved my eyes in more ways than one.

More than once they have stopped rocks that could have scarred my eyes.

They have even stopped chemical burns.

Gas, alcohol, you name it. So they have battle marks of their own instead of me.

Good perceptions act in a very similar way.

They can take a lot of the shock and grit that the world throws at us.

They can even help us deal with our own harshed mellows.

“Don’t be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.”

Proverbs 3:7. WEB

As wise as our eyes of our hearts and minds can be… all too often they can be swayed.

They can be swayed by people that we care about, or that we believe care about us.

Even when what they say truly isn’t in our own best interest.

Sure… maybe their outlooks work for them.

But few things of the heart are copy paste, so to speak.

Just as we change as time goes on.

So should our perspectives and what we focus on.

You don’t have to throw the baby out with the bath water.

But…

I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be the best to keep using the same water for a week or more.

You have to drain it.

Just like things we thought were good for a time, and failed.

Maybe the thing or focus itself isn’t wrong, but it may not be for us.

If you fall… at least try to leap towards rather than away from the football coming towards you.

Least that way you won’t be slipping behind.

That’s focus, and that shows your perception.

Like the baseball player that zones everything else out in order to focus on the ball, even when he strikes out.

Like the archer that takes aim at the bullseye, even when it is “miles” off.

Like the child that falls down as he is learning to use those wobbly things called legs.

Least they are making strides TOWARDS something, rather than away… even if there is fog before them. They know they are going towards something, even if they are unsure that they will reach it.

Regardless… they press on.

They have faith.

I feel to the point of knowing that they who learn to trust in the faith that comes straight from Jesus Christ’s heart will succeed.

“Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen.”

Hebrews 11:1, WEB

Faith is the light that cuts through the fog.

Faith is what cleans the smears off of our glasses.

Faith is what brings clarity to perception.

For faith is a person, and it is found in the person of Jesus Christ.

As is Focus. Focus is a person, so to speak, as well in him.

Looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:2, WEB

You just have to look with open eyes; be willing to face your pain and resentment, and eventually… you will win.

I will say that his faith is not only the assurance of the unseen things hoped for…

It is also the assurance of victory.

For however many are the promises of God, IN HIM is the “Yes.” Therefore also through him is the “Amen”, to the glory of God through us.

2 Corinthians 1:20, WEB

Now that is a great perspective and focus to have.

So…

What glasses shall you wear today?

I’ll let you decide.

Peace.

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