Happy New Year, ladies! I pray you had a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. I know the 2020 vision slogan has been super cliché lately, yet soooo very fitting and appropriate, right?! I believe God is going to give us clear and distinct vision as to how He wants us to glorify Him, and operate in our God-given purpose in this new year and decade.
I had an ophthalmology appointment today, the 2nd day into the New Year (1st business day into the new year), and it wasn’t until I jokingly mentioned having 2020 vision to my doctor, that it dawned on me…Hey, I’m getting my vision checked at the beginning of the year - Talk about timely! Now, this appointment fell off my radar as it was scheduled months ago, so I was tempted to reschedule. I’m so glad I didn't because I ran into someone from a mission trip to South Africa in 2018. We affectionately named her Mrs. Garrett – she’s the sweetest! Again, God’s timing is perfect. Seeing her was so timely and purposeful!
During my appointment, I had an extensive exam to assess my vision to ensure I would be able to see clearly and without blurred vision. My eyes were dilated, I was treated for dry eyes, and I was given a prescription for new glasses. It wasn't until I was later driving to work, that I thought to myself: What things do I need to evaluate to ensure my vision is clear, spiritually? What's in the way and possibly obscuring my 2020 view? I challenge you to evaluate the same for yourself.
Just as I was given instructions to treat my dry eyes and a prescription for new specs, we have a Father who can and will make our vision clear and our paths straight when we abide in Him. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” He is the ultimate prescription!
I’m so ready, excited, and honestly a little fearful (just being transparent) to walk out my God-given assignments in 2020, and I pray you are ready too!! Let’s get it, ladies! God will be pleased with our obedience. I would love to receive a message from you telling me your 2020 goals – I would love to pray for you.