A Miss Prognosis
I went to visit one of my sisters who had been experiencing deterioration of her vision. It was evident that losing her eyesight extremely bothered her. She has aches and pains, but losing her vision affected her earnings, her mobility, and all aspects of her quality of life. The prognosis was dismal and she was told by her medical doctors that the sight lost associated with her suffering from diabetes was irreversible.
As she and I continued our conversation, all of a sudden a gleam came over her. She stated that in the past couple of days she went to see an eye specialist who told her she had cataracts. This was great news! It was reversible! In essence, cataracts could be removed.
So many people can never truly envision who God created them to be. They cannot see because of blurred vision. When they peer into the crevices of who they are it is as though they have "spiritual cataracts." Their vision is hazy and they can't truly make out the image that is glaring back at them. It is as though a haze is over their eyes clouding their vision.
This haze impairing their vision has been taking place all of their lives. The vicissitudes of daily life have altered the image so much that they no longer can envision the person God knew before they were born. Unfortunately, many people never are able to function in their purpose and achieve their destiny because of spiritual cataracts that prevent them from envisioning the wonderful person waiting to be unleashed.
You also have to be careful of individuals who provide you with a miss-prognosis. Unfortunately, there are people in your life who will give you a skewed view of your outlook. Their negative perceptions of your future can be detrimental on your vision if you allow them to. They will say that your circumstances, your past or whatever totally prevents you from having a bright future. The picture they paint is dismal at best and prevents you from seeing through the haze at all the great things God has for you.
Just like I viewed the gleam in my sister's eye, there is also a ray of hope in those suffering from spiritual cataracts. All you have to do is undergo the surgical procedure that will restore your vision enabling you to see without any obstructions. But if you don't allow God to remove the spiritual cataracts, you will never have a healthy image of yourself and you will never become all He envisioned.
Stop leaving in a haze of cloudiness and allow God to perform spiritual surgery on you. Just like in the natural, it has nothing to do with your age. Spiritual cataracts can affect the young as well as the old. Similar to the natural, God can remove them at any age so you can see the bright future chocked-full of potential.
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Jacqui A. Showers., The Showers Group Ministries