Good News! The Doctor is in!
Our eyes are the lens into our lives. If you stop and think about it, the eyes allow us to be introduced to the world. The world is a dangerous place. Without clear vision it is hard to navigate through and miss the bumps in the road. Similarly, without clear vision into Spiritual Reality, one can be fooled and tricked right into the enemy’s hands where he plans to kill you, steal from you, and destroy you. If we are not careful we find ourselves staying in destruction.
So, when we, as God’s children, take heed and listen to the instructions and are enlightened by Him to see like we have never seen before, it’s because He takes us through cataract surgery to remove the areas in our thoughts and actions that need to be cleaned up, restored, reset, and renewed. He will remove scales from our eyes when we seek Him with all we got and acknowledge Him as Our Father. When we submit to Him He begins the surgery.
Like an anesthesiologist and surgeon, God comes into the room and tells you ahead that He is going to give you medicine that will fix the issues you are having, by His Word, and assures you that he will apply the right amount of anesthesia (instruction, direction) and perform the surgery necessary to resolve it. He eases your fears, little by little, by His introduction as you approach the surgery table. When you are on the table, God begins to work on your eyes. He begins to fix them so that you are not ignorant to the enemy’s cunning ways. He clears out old debris that was built-up, causing hurt and pain from the past, and He applies antibiotics to get rid of the filth of our pasts: Your past doesn’t have to be your present nor future!
A Prayer of Cleansing and Clarity
God, it’s me, your child. I need your help. I have fallen short and have hit some bumps in the road that I was unprepared for because they weren’t bumps I should have hit, but I hit them because of my hard-headed behaviors. Those same behaviors are still in me and they need to be removed from me so I can proceed into my destiny without scars that weren’t meant for me to have. God, I can be so rebellious and yet I realize that I need you to be My Surgeon. Father, forgive me. I am humble before You.
I find comfort in knowing that when I’m on Your operating table, you will bring me out of it and I will recover, successfully. Every stitch has purpose in my life. Everything you apply to me makes me better! It makes me whole! I realize I’m not empty if my money runs low or if people persecute me or run off from me.
I realize that struggles make me stronger. I realize that Your plans for me are to do me good and give me a future! I’m comfortable in knowing that You, as My Father, loves me and wants the best for me and gives me what I need and what I want, not according to me but according to Your Word, Your Will.
So, now God, through cataract surgery, take out the film that was keeping me from seeing you fully.
Take away the mischief. Take away my sin and cause Your Face to be clear and my vision be restored! Create in me a clean heart. Renew me. I’m already getting better! My prayers to You are signed, sealed, and delivered, In Jesus Name, Amen.
2 Corinthians 2:11 NLT | New Living Translation
so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes
Psalm 51:7,12 NLT | New Living Translation
Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.
Micah 7:8 GW | God’s Word Translation
Don’t laugh at me, my enemies. Although I’ve fallen, I will get up. Although I sit in the dark, the LORD is my light.
2 Corinthians 4:9 NLT | New Living Translation
We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
Psalm 139:23,24 NIV | New International Version
Search me, God, and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.