If you’re still following me, thank you. It’s nice to have some friends and family come along for the ride. I’m not quite back to blogging, yet, but I wanted to pop in and share a bit of the journey with you.
While I’ve been away I’ve been working towards acquiring my learners license. I thought I’d never drive.
At first it was because I didn’t feel adult enough. Then my lack of confidence turned into a fear of freezing up behind the wheel and endangering someone’s life.
What’s changed? Necessity. Due to Andrew’s Fibromyalgia he isn’t always fit to drive.
One of the steps I’ve taken towards acquiring my learners license is going for an eye exam. I knew I was nearsighted and that my distance was diminishing. However, I didn’t realize just how much my vision had changed. As it turns out, I have astigmatism in my right eye and I do miss the detail of things in the distance.
Seeing things more clearly got me thinking about how putting on a pair of glasses is like being born again in God. When you receive Jesus into your life you recieve the gift of the Holy Spirit. Your vision changes. God begins to correct how you see things. With your new spiritual spectacles things that were a bit hazy sharpen: heaven and God come into clearer view. Sin and a Saviour are also realized and you begin to grow in understanding. This can be very exciting! You’re given a brand new life where God continues to open your eyes and show you what you’ve been missing.
In contrast, being spiritually blind is much like not having your eyes checked. You might say, “I see fine.” I certainly did. I thought I viewed things well enough.
You’ll also need a good pair of spiritual reading glasses as you open the Scriptures. Then you’ll view the things closer with a keener eye, including yourself. Yes, sometimes you won’t enjoy the things you see. It can become a bit uncomfortable. But God is merciful and gracious. He allows us time to get used to our new spiritual sight—time to grow and change with His merciful help.
“The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”2 Peter 3:9
So as I work towards taking a position behind the wheel of a car, I’m also learning to give God the wheel to my life. I have to trust Him with my fear and insecurities and allow Him to change me. It isn’t easy. I can’t do everything in one great leap. Sometimes I have to show myself some grace. We need to show one another that same grace as we take our journeys of faith in Christ one step at a time.
Some steps, however, may require a LEAP of faith. Nevertheless, when we decide to take our leaps, we can fall into the arms of Jesus who promises to finish what He’s begun.
P.S. My knowledge exam is booked for the 23rd of September. If you could keep me in prayer that would be much appreciated. Please pray for the next step as well! Thank you and God Bless. ❤
Believe (trust, commit your life to) Jesus Christ to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (The Spirit of God, our Spiritual eyes and guide, our counselor, who reminds, teaches and comforts us in all our grief.)
“Peter said, “Change your life. Turn to God and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, so your sins are forgiven. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is targeted to you and your children, but also to all who are far away—whomever, in fact, our Master God invites.””Acts 2:38
(Photo credit goes to Pixabay user AlbanyColley .)