So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it. – Philippians 3:15-16 (The Message)
Yesterday I experienced blurred vision. As was the case in the past, I thought it was due to a migraine. All day long I walked around utterly out of sorts. It was one of those days where everything just felt out of balance. The projects I worked on did not get quality attention because I was so preoccupied with my inability to see clearly.
I think sin has a similar affect in our lives. It causes cloudiness in our thought process. Everything just seems to be out of sorts and it makes it difficult to do well our task at hand. Sin in a sense affects the equilibrium of our conscience. It is a God given built-in mechanism that is definitely there to benefit us. It gives off signals that something is not right and beckons that we examine our lives and repent.
It is an amazing gift that God uses to be able to reach down and place His pointer finger on the sin in our lives. As we become aware of the culprit that has caused our blurred vision and confess the sin, it tends to usher in a sense of peace and clarity in all of the other areas of our lives as well. It is as though a light bulb is turned on and our path is made clear once again.
Lord, I thank You for the built-in gift of my conscience that gives me an impression that things are out of balance in my life. I thank You that once I confess the sin You clear my blurred vision so that I can get back on the right track.