Today’s word is “Clarity of Vision”.
As I was cleaning off my car this morning, the Lord showed me a picture of multiple cars. Some had windows completely clear of any snow and ice, and some were only partially cleaned off. Then I saw the partially cleared off cars moving along the road, carelessly changing lanes and making turns; I saw accidents happening behind the partially cleared cars while they kept going, ignorant of what has happened in their wake.
I heard the Lord say “When you allow this world to cloud your vision and keep you from paying attention to what is going around you; when you are ignorant and too lazy to maintain and keep your surroundings free from obstruction; when you focus on the distractions instead of what I have set before you, the enemy uses this to bring destruction wherever you go. I AM here to bring you clarity of vision. Seek Me, do not use laziness as an excuse, for I will open your eyes. It is not enough to simply wipe away the obstruction from in front of your face. Because I have given you peripheral vision and the ability to turn your head, you must clean away all obstructions in order to see your surroundings. When you fail to do what I have given you the ability to do, you will not see what is approaching and from what direction, giving you the disadvantage and causing you to be blindsided.”
The lazy man will not plow because of winter; He will beg during harvest and have nothing (Proverbs 20:4 NKJV).
Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see” (John 9:15).
Just like some of the drivers who simply don’t feel the need to clear the snow off their car windows before getting on the road, there are some of us who are spiritually lazy. Unless we have a consistent life pursuing God, we risk catastrophes happening in our lives we aren’t prepared to handle simply because we were too lazy, or we didn’t recognize the need for clear vision.