(This is part two in a series about when we lose sight of God.)
How do we lose sight of Jesus or his plan for our lives? We’ve all no doubt experienced at least temporary blindness.
When I read the scriptures, I am astounded that even those closest to Jesus, those that walked, lived and ate with him…even lost sight of him.
The story of Mary and Martha recounted in the book of Luke chapter 10 speaks of one sister being caught up in details, losing sight of her Savior while the other sister sat eagerly as His feet. Jesus said to Mary Luke 10:41/42
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a]Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
What are some of the symptoms that we are entering into tunnel vision where we are focused more on “I” than on HIM.
JOYLESSNESS: Are we losing joy in our noble pursuits? Martha was stressed. Jesus didn’t say that Martha was distracted by Pinterest or Facebook (zing!) He said, “with much serving”. We need to be mindful that even good and Godly things can become a distraction if we take our eyes of Jesus. When joy seeps out of service we need to ask ourselves some questions. Do our efforts cause stress for us or those we love? More importantly…do our noble efforts replace our relationship with our Creator? Continue Reading
So I got a call from Google that said I was going to “lose my site.” But it really made me think about losing sight and why I have not posted in a year.
I’ve spent a year trying to gain some focus on where God wants me to be. Did I run ahead of him? Was I walking in the direction he wanted me to be…had I detoured?
So blogging hit the back burner and I took up some things that were more relational and more intentional. I spent time looking inward and upward.
Setbacks can do that.
They can cause us to look inward and … upward.
I have a friend who recently lost her sight. She knew it was coming and she prepared and trained for what it would be like to not be able to navigate with her eyes. She put her career on hold and was proactive about the inevitable. She did all she could do to equip herself.
She had a warning that she was losing her sight. It didn’t come from google it came in the form of Cancer and it wasn’t a warning that she could fix, but that she should prepare. Now her gaze is permanently fixed upward to where her help comes from.
When we begin to lose sight of where we should be do we get a warning? Is there a gentle tug or a feeling we may be off track or veering out of the center of God’s will? These are the things I will be exploring and sharing with you in the next few posts.
I hope you will tag along as we explore how loss shapes us. How losing can be freeing as well. And what the gentle and not so gentle warnings to us are when we begin to lose sight of what God’s plan for us is.
The most awesome thing is – God never ever Loses sight of us.
Have you grown as a result of a loss? Please comment below and encourage others. (commenting also will let Google Know – we are still here)