Life depends on the…Eyes

This piece is the last one in this series focused on ‘soft’ factors that life depended on, using parts of the body representatively.
There’s a popular saying that goes thus: The eyes are the windows of the soul.

The eyes are one of the 5 organs of sense. It’s critical for directions and navigation. It functions for sight primarily.

Vision is very important in life. Even corporate bodies tend to have a vision statement or a ‘what we see’. Without it, it is difficult to evaluate progress and have any predetermined goal.

In speaking about the eyes, we would especially consider it in terms of vision. It stands to reason that the opportunities of a man’s life are given boundaries by how far he can see. For a man can not go further than he has seen.

Let’s consider two verses in the Bible.

The first is found in Genesis 13 and verse 14. It says:

And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward;

Notice what God was telling Abram to do. In simple terms, he was saying open your eyes, widen your vision.

The question is, why this instruction, why did God desire him to see anything? Couldn’t he just bestow the whole thing on Abram?

The next verse gives the answer. So verse 15 reads:

for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever.

The reason is for all the land that you see. That which Abram and his descendants would get was not primarily limited by God, on the contrary, the scope was wide open, only determined by what he could first see.

We hardly reach into that which hasn’t yet formed as a vision. What you see is so important. So to be without vision is dangerous, it is limiting.

Vision determines strategy, price, opportunity cost, company, use of resources. To be without vision is to live a life of wasted opportunities, a merry-go-round.

Notice that the coordinates for how he should direct his eyes were given to him. Visions are not confusing, they should be clear, sharp and focused.

It’s my prayer today that God will grant us eyes that see, for truly, life depends on the…Eyes.