There are many things in my life that I am suddenly able to see, just because God has helped me look at them with a new set of eyes.
I think one of the greatest problems we face has to do with our inability to see The HAND of God moving in all our circumstances in spite of our doing or not doing, failure or success, ups and downs and just everything we go through in life.
Seeing is powerful, as an artist, I sketch a lot and one of the hardest lessons to learn is, just to sketch exactly what is in front of me and not what I think is in front of me. I think there is something inside us that always wants to rely on ourselves. But once I trust my eyes and my hand to sketch exactly what I see, with all concentration and sometimes less effort-the results are profound. Whereas when I get side tracked and think, "that persons nose can't be that big, let me shorten it a bit or or the distance between that persons nose and mouth can't be that short and I widen it a bit- I loose control and you can guess the result- I miss the resemblance and most of all it doesn't look right.
Bringing this lesson in a spiritual context can be uplifting too. If I trust God, keep my eyes focused on Him and believe He would work things out, My faith remains unshaken and the results are always a blessing. But when I begin to think inside of me that it might not work out and I loose concentrating on God and His Word and start worrying about the issue and concentrating on my words, which most of the time are never in agreement with God's - I fail!
So I have learnt not trust in myself but in God. It is easier said than done but I thank God for this constant reminder."Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths"- Proverbs 3:5,6