Nearsighted or Farsighted?
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10 KJV
There are times when we don’t see anything happening in fulfillment of what God promised. And, because we don’t see it, we assume that it isn’t so—not so! These are the times that we need to be more spiritually farsighted than nearsighted. Shame on us for being so spiritually nearsighted, that we lose sight of the vision.
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, to be nearsighted is “to be able to see near things more clearly than distant ones” (Myopic). Farsighted (Hyperopia) is the opposite where you see far off things more clearly than the near ones. When you are spiritually nearsighted, you need “spiritual eye glasses” (2 Cor. 4:18).
Now, the farsighted will always remember three unchangeable things about God: God doesn’t lie; He doesn’t change His mind (Num. 23:19); and, God is not mocked (Gal. 6:7-9). But on the other hand, the nearsighted will always forget the promise of God. They are prone to discouragement. They get weary in well doing because of things and circumstances affecting them beyond their control, but God has promised (Isa. 41:10).
If the nearsighted would lift their vision far and high and see by faith into the eternal realm, trusting God, they would see that awesome things are happening in the invisible realm of the spirit (2 Kings 6:14-17). Nearsightedness will cause you to waver, to revert to human reasoning, and tempt you to help God out—try to make it happen—especially during those dormant seasons of silence and inactivity (Gen. 16:1-4, 15-16).
Because you don’t see it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t already exist. Just refuse to doubt and fear, and believe that God is with you; do not get discouraged, for God is with you; He will strengthen and help you; and, God will uphold the “farsighted” with the “right hand” of His righteousness.