God calls us at the moment of our regeneration to begin to develop new vision. We are unable to see in this new way, pre-regeneration, because we had no relationship with the Holy Spirit, who is the revelator or ‘eye opener’ as it relates to the things of God.
However, with the presence and participation of the Holy Spirit, we are enabled to have perspective and vision that transcends anything in our current context according to 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 [For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.]
Further, 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 says that this same Spirit has removed the veil that limited our vision and is transforming you and me into the image of Christ in greater detail daily.
So there is a sense in which our vision never changes but our plans must change. If your God-given vision has to change you either didn’t have clarity at the onset or you started with a goal, not a vision.
Take a moment this morning and ask the Holy Spirit to help you in developing your capacity to see what is not apparent. As He does, enjoy the view!
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