I was outside yesterday fellowshipping with some of the employees. After an hour or so – I went back upstairs to do some work on the computer. So I sit down at my desk and I realize that the screen is really dark. I’m fixing the settings to make it as bright as possible. I can see all the words in the email clearly – but still it’s dark. So I yell for Jose to come and see what’s wrong with my computer.
Jose walks in the door – takes one look at me – and then laughs. I don’t see what is funny at all – in fact I’m a little annoyed. He told me – Honey, take your sunglasses off!!
I hadn’t been to an eye doctor in about 4 years. So this past Spring I got new prescription glasses which I wear almost all the time now. Last week while we were out for Catalyst I decided to buy…prescription sunglasses.
As I write this, I keep thinking of the lyrics from Switchfoot’s Your Love Is A Song. The chorus: “I’ve been keeping my eyes wide open.” And yet, my eyes were wide open the entire time I was adjusting the computer screen. While, I tried to fix the situation I could never bring the screen into full brightness.
The reason: there was something wrong with me –not the equipment. And now I have to think, how many times have I been in the same situation among my brothers and sisters in Christ? Have there been times when I was so busy trying to “fix” a program or a person, that the “fixing” really needed to start with myself? My sunglasses which were intended to protect and shield my eyes from the power of the sun actually became a detriment to me in the privacy of my own home.
I think it’s funny that my husband Jose was the one to “save” me from myself. He pretty much always is…everybody needs somebody to keep them in check. Jose does that for me. He makes sure I stay focused when I feel I am walking in darkness. He encourages me to take my blinders off and not adjust the settings of the world before I adjust myself. Do you have someone looking out for you? As a Christian, you need fellowship with someone who loves you enough to tell you the truth.
2 Corinthians 5:7 says, “We walk by faith, not by sight.” It’s a good thing! If I relied on my eyes and not God, I would still be sitting in the dark.