Clear vision changes how you see, not what you see
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2020 vision: Getting clear on what’s in front of you

There’s a lot of hype going on about 2020 being “The Year of Clear Vision.” And while I appreciate a good metaphor, I can’t help feeling like something’s missing.

Most of the talk centers around believing for radical change and getting an audacious download of destiny. To fully see what God has in store for your future.

Which is great!

But speaking as someone who’s worn glasses for 20 years, I have to tell you: Having your vision corrected doesn’t change what you’re looking at.

When you get a new prescription and all those fuzzy blobs resolve into people and street signs and houses, they aren’t any different than when you couldn’t see.

The world isn’t suddenly different when you have clear vision.

YOU are different.

That’s what having 20/20 vision is about: getting clarity and correct perspective on what’s been there this whole time.

It’s about changing your actions, reactions, and interactions based on what’s actually there instead of what you assumed it was when you couldn’t see.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pray for a capital-V-VISION! in 2020. You should!

It means allowing God to reveal the truth and beauty of what’s in front of you, which will make your VISION! stronger and more achievable because you’re able to handle the present as you head into the glorious future.

2020 will be a year of vision. Just remember to let your eyes adjust to their new clarity on the familiar before you rush off into the unknown.


“Some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.” [Mark 8:22-25 NIV]

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