I turned the big 4-0 mid last year. And then somewhere between May and December my arms seemed to get shorter. I couldn’t seem to hold anything far enough away to be able to read the words properly.
Yes, you guessed it, I needed reading glasses 🙂
Once I had them, I couldn’t believe how much clearer things were. The words on the screen and on the pages of a book were actually sharp and clear and not some crazy new font where each letter had a fuzzy outline after all!
All it took to see more clearly was one visit to somebody who knew how to fix the fuzziness.
Sometimes in life, we can’t see clearly either – we are too close to situations to see a way out of them; we are too emotionally involved to think logically; or we are too caught up trying to fix things that we can miss obvious solutions.
Sometimes, we need someone else to bring clarity, just like a simple visit to the optometrist did for me.
Sometimes, we need something, or someone, outside of ourselves to bring things into focus.
When life gets fuzzy, we all have ways we try to regain focus. From crazy exercise regimes, overeating, undereating, overworking to alcohol, drugs, psychics, star signs – we have a myriad of ways to try and ‘fix’ the lack of clarity in our lives.
To me that’s a bit like putting on someone else’s glasses. Usually, it makes things look a whole lot worse. So we are right in that we need glasses but wrong in where we are seeking the clarity.
When life gets fuzzy for me, there is only One who can bring my life back into perfect focus.
How about you? Are you putting on someone else’s glasses and expecting them to make it all clear?
Why not go to the greatest optometrist of all? The One who is actually the only one qualified to make it all clear.