In most scenarios tunnel vision may not be the best thing to have but I think it can be a good thing sometimes in our spiritual lives. When you have tunnel vision you can focus on what God is doing in your life and what plans He has for you down the line and not be so focused on other people’s blessings and achievements that you become jealous and sidetracked.
“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” (Proverbs 14:30)
At times it may be frustrating when you feel like other people are accomplishing more or walking in God’s favor but you must remember God’s timing is perfect and you must trust His plan; He makes no mistakes.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
A beautiful thing about life is that God made us each different and we each have a unique purpose as customized and special as our fingerprints. In the bible was every person named Abraham? Moses? David? Was every person God used a king? The head of their family? Was anyone perfect? Was anyone able to accomplish their purpose without God? The answer to all those questions would be no.
“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things and the things that are not to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God that is our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.'” (1 Corinthians 1: 27-31)
So I encourage you (and myself) to keep blazing ahead. There is purpose in each day that we are on Earth.
“Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:12-13)
“He has saved us and called us to a holy life not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.” (2 Timothy 1:9)
Hi! I'm Marilyn!