Clean-Out Your Lenses
In life journeys, we come to certain junctures where we begin to ask ourselves questions. Some at this point try to figure out how they got to those points in the first place. These stock taking moments are great as they help us clean the lenses by which we see the world; these lenses have a way of getting fogged and dirty as a result of the heat and dust of the world. This lenses which is our heart must be checked and cleaned constantly if we intend to stay on the right track in fulfilling the purpose for which we were put on earth. Failure to do this will lead to bad judgment calls and faulty decisions that lead to destinies and purposes short-changed. The aim of Christ coming into this world was to help all those that will believe in Him clean out this lenses in order to see and do right: “Jesus said, ‘I came into the world for judgment, in order that those who do not see will see and those who do see will become blind’” (John 9:39). If you are constantly making faulty and regrettable decisions, sadly you have no one to blame but yourself. God desires that the eyes of our hearts (lenses) should be fog-free at all times, flooded with light so we could know and see the right path to follow: “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints” (Ephesians 1:18).
Friend, the right path to turn to is not always the one that feels good or right as the world teaches. Most times it’s the one we least expect to tow. To keep our lenses always clear, God wants us to adhere to His word. There is no short cut; if we want the Kingdom of God then we must abide by Its rules. It is sad and pitiable when we choose which portion of His word we want to obey; such journey always ends in despair and disappointment. The desire of God is for us to love Him, walk in all His ways and remain faithful to Him no matter what (Deuteronomy 11:22). When this is done, our lenses are clearer and our paths will be illuminated for us to know and do that which is right: “This is what the Lord says: Preserve justice and do what is right, for My salvation is coming soon and My righteousness will be revealed” (Isaiah 56:1). Friend we have no excuse to take the wrong steps at a crossroad, the answer that will clean out our lenses is just a prayer and an action away. As you turn to the Lord in prayer, may the light of God flood your heart to know and see what you should do at every point in time to the glory of God Most High in Jesus Christ name. God bless you.