Our natural eyes are a pair and they work in partnership. They each take in a certain part of the view ahead. Together they produce and provide the full picture. In order for this to happen, good eye coordination is required. When a person has good eye coordination, her eyes are in proper alignment. On the other hand, when a person has poor eye coordination, her vision can be distorted or double.
According to the American Optometric Association, poor eye coordination is an indication that a person’s vision is not adequately developed or that eye muscle control has not been properly developed.
Did you catch that? Vision has to be properly developed and we have to learn to control our eyes. Clarifying and refining our vision, and controlling what we take in and internalize are essential skills that must be developed. This is part of life, a part of growing and evolving, and a part of maturing.
We must also ensure that our eye coordination is not corrupt. We do this by staying aligned with God’s vision.
Matthew 6:22 (KJV) says, “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” The thought here is that vision gives light to your life. If your vision is clear (single, undivided), it will illuminate every aspect of your life.
When our natural vision is not clear, the eyes either have to be adjusted, by moving farther or closer to the object, or aided, by glasses.
When our vision for our life is unclear, we need a realignment. That is because when singleness of vision is absent, di-vision is present. A car that is pulling to the left or right signals the need for a tire alignment. Similarly, when our own desires or impure motives start to creep in and pollute our heart and pull us in different directions, we need to swiftly get realigned with God and His vision for us.
Remember, God should be the single source of our vision. When our vision is competing, conflicting, or cloudy, we have to go back to the source to get the clarity we need.
Friends, having a single vision that is properly aligned with God’s will illuminate our every part of our lives. It will influence our thoughts, words, and actions. It will dictate what we accept and what we decline. And it will be the force that course corrects us when we start to veer off.
I encourage you to frequently “kick the tires” of your vision and get a regular realignment.
And if you know someone who could use a little encouragement as they pursue the vision God has given them, share this blog with them.
Living In The Light,