Vision. I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to have no vision. To be completely without the privilege of using our eyes. On the other hand, I feel like we all seem to have a dose of this in our lives. Maybe not physically but in other ways. We claim to see but we are blinded. I’ve often contemplated that lack of vision means we can't see ourselves nor can we see those around us.
I love the way Albert Einstein says it..
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
What are you capable of and what are those around you capable of? There may be abilities and qualities in ourselves that we cant even see because we are blinded by the wrong ideals. We can’t see the hearts of others nor their beauty and most of all the content of their hearts. Could it be that we lack to see beauty in others because we can never see the beauty God has deposited in ourselves. I mean think about it.. we complain about our bodies and about what we don’t have, but do we even stop to realize what we do have? We are so focused on the image of others that we fail to see what God has gracefully given to us in the first place.
You can argue.. well I don't have this type of body or this type of hair.. but if you did.. Could you recognize beauty in others? If you had it all would you even stop to admire the beauty God has placed all around you?
The truth is if we had it all we wouldn't see beauty in anything else. So if you lack something, consider it a privilege to notice what you don’t have in someone else. The mere privilege to truly see and not be blinded by the lack of or comparison.
I challenge you to pray for open eyes. To truly search within for what you do have and most importantly to accept what you don’t. You are far more valuable than what the others state you are. Search for beauty in yourself and honor the beauty in others.
You are valuable!