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“The view is better from here,” or so I am told.
My eyes are conditioned to focus on the same detail, the same landscapes day after day. As far as the eye can see, this becomes my view. But what would happen if I ventured out, beyond the normal, and allowed my eyes to fall on that which was previously unknown to me?
Change is inevitable. It’s not comfortable. It’s not always embraced, rather, it is often met with resistance.
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My eyes long to behold the beauty of the Lord. Can I believe that there is beauty to be had far beyond that which I can see with my natural eyes right now, right at this moment? If I truly believe that there is beauty on display everywhere, will I allow God to move me out of my comfort zone and give me a different view?
The truth of the matter is, the view may very well be better someplace else. I just can’t see it yet. But I can trust that God will bring His beauty into view in my life.
I will go, sometimes kicking and screaming. I will yield, most often not without a fight. I surrender, oh I surrender several times over. And finally, I give in and I trust.
Show me Your beauty, Lord. Move me according to Your will and give me Your view for my life. I will lift up my eyes, so that I might see that which is already in Your view.
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
(Psalm 121:1-2 ESV)
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