“We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!” 1 Corinthians 13:12 MSG
I have had personal experiences of watching something through my frosted lens or frosted glass windows … conclusion: I just couldn’t get a clear view of what I was looking at. I’ve looked through my windows on a cold frigid day – you can’t see one thing. I’ve had my eyewear become misty while driving with the AC on in the car on a hot day, only to step out of the car and realized I couldn’t see anything – my glasses were foggy because of the mixed temperature.
Okay, cut me some slack with my reasoning since I’m not versed in this area – BUT I’m getting to my point in a couple of minutes.
It is pretty frustrating if you’re running late and your car has frosted over windows. Driving with frosted windows in Winter can be dangerous, and scraping it off is time consuming, so switching on the car defroster helps to clear up your windows in a quicker and less time consuming way. Okay, there are many additional methods – but my point is going to be worth the view.
The scripture above validates my point – so let’s start there. It says,
- We don’t see clearly if we are squinting in fog, or peering through mist.
- But it wouldn’t be long before the weather clears up and the sun shines bright
- We will see clearly then
- Clear as God sees it
- Knowing God exactly as He knows us
- How many times we hastily judge someone through our cloudy lens?
- How dangerous it is to go from job to job because of blurred visions?
- How many broken hearts and fragments of relationships are left shredded in our lives and others because of our frosted glass?
When our vision is obscured by foggy memories, you stand a chance of creating unnecessary drama and losing great friendships. It’s dangerous to make hasty conclusions when your vision is blurred.
It’s great time of the year for ALL of us to stop and reflect of how many broken relationships we had in this year 2016 coming out of our blurred visions. How much unnecessary drama within the family’s circle was created by blurred visions? How many jobs we lost because of blurred visions? How many hurts, negative thoughts, painful comments were caused by our blurred visions?
If it’s unsafe to drive with frosted windscreens, or walk with our misted eyewear , or judge what the weather outside looks like while watching through our frosted windows ….why then, do we continue to risk relationships, jobs, family members, great dreams when our visions are blurred by unforgiveness, selfish thoughts, unhealthy memories, pride, hatred, jealousy and such like?
I’m certain that each one of us have had experiences where our views were obscured and we hastily moved into negative behavior resulting in broken relationships….or where others have made hurtful comments or done us wrong by their blurred visions.
There are approximately 20 days left in 2016, I trust we all can deliberately choose to slow down and take time to clean up our visions of others and ourselves. It’s no fun keeping our eyewear blurred while living everyday. Chances are – you will always be unhappy while others go ahead achieving their happiness.
Have a beautiful day creating healthy relationships. It takes two wiling individuals to create a healthy relationship or marriage. Families are created with more than one person, so take time to add value to each other. It takes one spark of kindness and respect to maintain any kind of relationship. Choices are made every day. But, life goes on.