I don’t quite remember the day or year that I went to the doctor and he broke the news to me that I no longer had 20/20 vision. I know that I was in my adult years because I recall looking on the racks all by myself for my first pair of glasses. The plus side was I only needed them to see far away – mostly at night. The technical term for 20/20 vision is visual acuity which is the measure of your central vision’s ability to see shapes from twenty feet away. All vision is measured against this standard. For example if my vision is 20/40 then I must be at 20 feet in order to see what someone else can see at 40 feet.
At 12:00 a.m. today, those of us who are alive were blessed to ring in a new year with the very same numbers as vision acuity. Who would have even imagined this year when we were all trying to figure out what the year 2000 would bring us – just 20 years ago! I can’t help but to think that vision will be key for this year in our lives. My prayer is that I can see things more clearly in every aspect – starting with my personal relationship with God to my relationships with others. Since I don’t have 20/20 vision naturally, I will need to put on my glasses when I drive. And in that same respect, I ask God for “spiritual glasses” that will help guide the way into the next phase of life.
What is your 2020 vision? Take some time early in the year to define it. A new year vision is different than a new year resolution. Resolutions are firm decisions around actions. And believe me I have a few of my own! However, on the other hand, vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. Your 2020 vision should include your dreams, and the resolutions tie in with wisdom to make the needed changes that allow you to be whole in all dimensions as you move forward. When it’s all said and done, don’t forget to pull out the glasses in the coming year when you need a little help seeing what lies ahead.
Happy New Year from my heart to yours...
1 Corinthians 2:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”