On my 18th birthday, my sister, Bailey, and my best friend, Taylor, blindfolded me, put a strange hat on my head, and took me around Saskatoon doing strange things. We went to Little Ceaser’s and ordered pizza and then we walked through the mall. At one point, when I got out of the car, they abandoned me and I tripped on a cement parking block (LOL). They had arranged for a few people to meet us at certain locations where I had to smell them and guess who they were in order to get a present from them. And, worst of all, they made me run in a field. This part was terrifying because I didn’t know where I was, all they told me was that there was a street with lots of traffic, trees, and stairs. They did the unthinkable and told me to “RUN!” I didn’t know where I was going or what was in front of me! I was so afraid that I ended up just running in a little circle looking like a total buffoon.
What’s my point? I NEED TO SEE WHERE I AM GOING! It’s simple, vision is the ability to see. If we lose our ability to see, then we no longer know where we are going. I don’t know about you but I don’t like running into or tripping on things. If I could see where I was going and they told me to run, I’d be able to make minor adjustments to make it to my destination without hitting a tree.
Many people live life too afraid to go anywhere because they can’t see where they are going. Thankfully, God doesn’t blindfold us although we tend to blindfold ourselves. When too much time is put into things that are of little or no value, we can easily find ourselves lost without direction.
I have come to learn that my ability to see comes directly from time spent with God. He has a vision for all of us and we can simply spend time with Him to find out what it is. Grab hold of it and run after it no matter how big it may seem. Don’t be afraid to pursue the impossible. Allow God to make your vision so clear that your fears become irrelevant. Stop letting fear run you in circles, go to God and let Him take off the blindfold, then never stop running!