Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. -Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)
Life only becomes clearer and clearer to me each day, thanks to the Lord.
It turns out that I was living with wool over my eyes, and not unlike those who knew no better in the Allegory of the Cave. But once you accept Jesus as your savior and the Holy Spirit dwells in your heart, God has a way of clarifying areas of your life each day.
It’s a lot like a photo taken by a Polaroid “instant” camera, where the camera would spit out a photo of what you were just looking at through the camera’s viewfinder, and as you waited, the photo would get clearer and clearer before your eyes. God does the same thing with what was previously unclear before us.
We only need to spend time in His Word; fellowship with other true believers and agents of light; and dedicated time in prayer. We let ourselves be renewed through continuous exposure to God’s truth and children. And when we do that, it’s amazing how God takes the murky and confusing into vivid crystal clarity.
So, look around at what is fuzzy or confusing or confounding or frustrating in your life. Snap a photo of it through God’s lens, and watch Him make yet another area of your life clearer. God is good!