Regaining Focus

Napaka-busy ko na atang tao. Sabi sakin ni Mama ”Nak wala ka bang plano magpahinga?” Aha! Medyo tinamaan ako sa sinabi ng nanay ko but it is true actually. I have a full busy moments, tasks and responsibilities na connected to my job, family, friends, church and home life. It seems there is a never-ending stream of things to take care of. Kanina paggising ko I feel routed and loss. Hindi ko alam kung bakit ganun yung naramdaman ko. Parang yung vision ko in life ay nagmukhang blurred. Sobrang naging malabo at parang di ko na makita.
But while here in the office, facing my sooo vain monitor at santambak na papeles, God spoke to me this “regain your focus”. So then Lord how? Binalik Niya ako sa Mark 8:23. I sit down and read the story of the blind man at Bethsaida.

Then [Jesus] came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town.

I imagine myself na ako yung bulag. I tell Jesus that I need His help. I describe my problems. Then I let Him take my hand in His. I can’t see where am I going, but He is leading me “out of town” in spirit, to a place of peace, where I don’t need to be busy and active.

And when He [Jesus] had … put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.” Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.

It was during the time that the blind man was aside with Jesus that the miracle of healing took place. It wasn’t something to be hurried; it took a while, not only for his sight to be restored, but also for him to regain full focus.

Like a blind man, I close my eyes and let the reassurance of the Lord’s presence bring calm to my spirit. I can’t rush it. If I open my eyes too soon, things will still be fuzzy. I need more time to share my requests with the Lord, to tell Him what’s burdening me, and also the things I hope for.

Now I open my eyes. While I rested in prayer and meditation, the Lord was working. Even if things still aren’t as clear as I would like them to be, God told me to have patience—the more time I take with the Lord, the more my vision will be restored, just as surely as the blind man eventually saw clearly.

The next time my vision is hazy, I will remember that I can call on to Jesus, I will let Him hold my hand, step aside with Him, and let Him work. He will restore my sight.

 

Related verses:
Matthew 24:13 ESV – But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Romans 8:5 ESV – For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

Proverbs 4:25 ESV – Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.

 

Your sweetest Melody, ❤

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