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In Part 2 of “What is God’s Plan?” Bill and Wayne address this plan in far more detail, specifically identifying the program right from the Bible as to what God is up to and why He has chosen to design it this way.
I was doing my devotional the other day, and it really hit home with me. So, I wanted to share my thoughts. It made the point of stating that following Jesus doesn’t usually mean we get to go down smooth and glamorous roads. In fact, the roads are usually bumpy and curvy.
The truth is that accepting Christ in our lives is one step and is relatively easy because it is a gift from God. Yet, what is not easy is to then follow Him where He leads us.
Tunnel vision is defined by Merriam-Webster as “Constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision.” Google’s informal definition is “the tendency to focus exclusively on a single or limited goal or point of view.”
Here lately, I have been suffering from a bad case of “tunnel vision” in a negative way. I have been only focusing on things that are overwhelming and stressful that I am facing right now. Key thing, I am focusing on “my problems,” which in turn takes my focus off of God and others who are around me.
My family and I just got back from the Feast. We were blessed to have been able to go to a small site in Costa Rica. It was an awesome experience.
The irony is that my children and I were not too excited about going to Costa Rica at first. One reason is we had just started at a new school that I am teaching at for the first time. So, we had a lot of “firsts” going on, and we just weren’t really in the right frame of mind to travel to a country we had never been to before and one that spoke a language that none of us are able to speak
I know I talk about faith a lot. Maybe it is because sometimes I fall short. I let fear come into my being, and it fills me with worries and anxieties. During these times I have to keep telling myself that “God did not give me a Spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). Well the other day, another thought came to mind: Faith is trusting God even if you don’t like what He is putting you through. Since this thought, I have met and talked to people that have inspired my faith because of their own testimonies and faith.