Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him
~ James 1:12, ESV ~
We become spiritually blinded when we find ourselves lamenting how difficult a situation, or experience, is and we resolve that there is nothing we are capable of doing. This is because we have allowed our vision to dim when stressful times come into our lives. We fail to allow ourselves to see options and opportunities for growth. We give ourselves over to the worries and fears. Thereby, we lose our spiritual vision and become blind to reality and all support around us. This fearful blindness brings the conviction of our inadequacies that fuel our fears.
Instead, when we are spiritually in tuned, spiritually nourished and strengthen, we have an eye on the horizon. Despite the worrisome situation we find ourselves in, we see with clarity. A spiritual man breaths deeply so as not to tense up or close off his exchange with the world around him. He returns to the relationship he has with God, trusting in the process that will carry him through. Eyes open to possibilities for further learning and growth.
Today, let us draw close to our Heavenly Father, knowing there is a place of calm in the midst of our difficulties and see the possibilities through spiritual eyes. This is so we have the faithful courage to act upon those possibilities and opportunities.