Nearsightedness… Short-distance Vision

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by Matt Clifton (

Nearsightedness... Short-distance Vision

An eye doctor once said that there are more nearsighted people in New York City than any other city. He thought the reason was because people were hemmed in by skyscrapers, and their vision was restricted in such a way that the only opportunity they had for long-range vision was to look straight up, which very few people ever did. The constant use of the eyes for only short distances leads to nearsightedness.

We may not be restricted by tall buildings or skyscrapers… but … are we too hemmed in by our own barriers to seeing what is actually there? It is often easier to restrict our vision and just see what is in our direct line of sight… leaving a lot “unseen”.

One thought for today is to not let the immediate, short-term obstacles block your long-term vision! Look up to God and keep the bigger picture in view!

“My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up” (Psalm 5:3).

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