The kids and I have been having a blast hanging out at the pool. Fortunately for them, they have goggles, so the chlorine doesn’t bother their eyes. They love diving down and searching for pennies that I throw in to the pool or just looking at how strange we all look squatting and walking around in the pool!
But, alas! I don’t have any goggles (I gave my pair up for one of the kids when theirs broke–just like any God-fearin’ mama would do). They like to play this game where we go under the water and get right in each other’s faces. But, that chlorine KILLS my eyes. My vision is so blurry afterward and it takes quite a while to wear off.
You know what I’m talking about, right?
Anyway, it made me think about…
…a story in the Bible. Jesus touches a man’s eyes to heal his blindness and when he opens them, you think he’s going to have his sight and everything is going to be awesome-possum, right?
He opens his eyes and he can see, but everything is super blurry (kind of like having “pool eyes”). Jesus then touches his eyes again and when he opens them up, his vision is restored and he could see everything clearly (Mark 8:22-26).
Sometimes, when God is doing a work in our lives, it takes a while. He gives us just enough light to take the next step. Your faith is being grown along with the transformation in your life. Maybe if you are expecting a miracle in the attitude of one of your kids, he has to grow you to become the kind of mom who can foster that type of relationship. If you are expecting a miracle for your finances, he has to grow you to become the person who can manage wealth. This time of transformation can be a bit blurry.
The trick is you have to see your miracle with clarity, even when what you see in your environment is telling you a different story. Your eyes may see a cluttered, messy house. But with your eyes of faith you can see your dream home and you begin to put action toward that goal. Your eyes may see a mom that’s tired and out of shape. But with your eyes of faith you can see that energetic, healthy woman and you begin to put action toward that goal.
God is not going to give up on you. It may take a while, but God is never late with fulfilling his promises. It may look a bit blurry right now, but His hands are still on you and He’s still working a miracle in your life! No moment is ever wasted on the way to your promise.
Hannah Keeley was once in overwhelmed mom living in a cluttered house, deep in debt, out of shape, and barely hanging on. But one day, after finding herself sobbing uncontrollably into a pile of clean laundry, she realized God has bigger and better plans for her (just like He does for each one of His children). Beginning that day, she began making changes in her life that took her from overwhelmed to overjoyed. Today, she’s helping moms do the same. Hannah, her husband, Blair, and their seven children live in Richmond, Virginia, and are having the time of their lives!
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