20/20 Vision: Eyes on God


I don’t have perfect eyesight. I started having trouble seeing what my teachers wrote on the blackboard quite early. I had to blink several times to be able to read and then write. My parents took me to the optician’s and I got my first pair of glasses. But alas, I hardly wore it because I was shy. It was quite big for my face and I didn’t want to be subject to teasing.

A couple of years later, I overcame the needless fear of being teased and began wearing it because I really needed to. And I love the world I see when I have them on. The greens on vegetation look refreshing, the sky looks calm in its blueness, and the sun appears to be smiling with its wide bright rays.

Some people have asked me if I have faith that God would perfect my vision so I wouldn’t need to wear glasses anymore. I’d tell them that I do have faith that He can but I believe He has maintained the vision I’ve so far to remind me that I can only see clearly if I have Him as my lens. Thus, whenever I’m putting on my glasses, I’m saying, “God help me see.”

In the natural sense, 20/20 vision belongs to people who can see and read perfectly from both far and near. However, even such people could be spiritually impaired or blind. From what I’ve learned from the Bible so far, you can only achieve perfect vision when you have your eyes fixed on God.

Because God is not limited to time or space, his perspective on life stretches beyond our widest horizon of imagination. The things that give us cause for concern or anxiety today are comparably insignificant to the things He is preparing for us. That is why He tells us not to worry about anything; but instead pray for everything.

When you have your eyes fixed on God, you are free from being distracted by life’s happenings around you. As long as you keep your eyes on Him, doubt has no chance of infiltrating your mind. You have peace in the midst of storms.

This year, let’s strive for perfect vision: eyes fixed on God and seeing things from His point of view. This is the only way we can truly love our neighbors and enemies because we see the world and people with God eyes.

© Josephine Amoako 2020

15 Comments Add yours

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Ruth.

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      1. keniwrite says:

        great post! those whose eyes are fix on God are those who will see far this year. I also had issue with my sight as well but I never was ashamed of putting on my glasses ..my parent never like the thought of me wear glasses even though they were wearing …it took them too long to believe me when I complained about my eyes…sometime I felt if they had responded to my issue quickly may be I would have found a better solution to it rather than putting on glasses but then all thing works together for them that love God. Thank God you were able to grow Past the shame of putting on glasses

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  1. aselassie says:

    Your response to when people ask about your sight is really cool. I get really embarrassed when people ask me that and feel so bad about my sight. I never saw from that perspective. It could have been worse but He maintained it Thanks a lot. God bless you.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you too, Selassie. Have a great day

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  2. nosidel says:

    Wow, thank you – I can wear my glasses and know that He is my lens 🙏

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  3. inspiredGrisele says:

    Yes
    My eyes are fixed on You God

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  4. Edna says:

    Hi Joseyphina! Thanks for your words. Could you help me.!!
    I am at a stage of my life where I feel stuck. I don’t seem to know what I want to do in the next state of my life.
    Everyday is just waking up, going to work, coming back home and sleeping.
    And each day I feel I am missing purpose.
    In relation to your post ‘fix your Vision on God’. Do I need to just wait on Him for His Vision to manifest. Since I really don’t seem to have a set plan for my life.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Hmmm…I’ve felt this way several times. While you wait on God, you could reflect on what you are passionate about and what steps you could take to make it a reality. Do what you can and leave the rest to God.

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  5. Teemiteo says:

    Glory to God! Thank you, Josephine for this.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading, Tee

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  6. Eyes on God.

    On Mon, 13 Jan 2020 at 00:02, Joseyphina’s World wrote:

    > joseyphina posted: ” I don’t have perfect eyesight. I started having > trouble seeing what my teachers wrote on the blackboard quite early. I had > to blink several times to be able to read and then write. My parents took > me to the optician’s and I got my first pair of glasses. ” >

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