Bleary Eyed

imageMoses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.
Deuteronomy 34:7

Wow, a man 120 years old and never lost his vision. Vision is vital, both physically and spiritually. You need sharp vision to function effectively. Otherwise it will be more of a struggle.
Bleary exists. Dictionary.com defines bleary as:
  1. (of the eyes or sight) blurred or dimmed, as from sleep or weariness.
  2. indistinct; unclear: The day begins with a bleary view of one’s world.
  3. fatigued; worn-out.

At a recent conference they kept mentioning vision and how important it is for us to have for our own personal lives to achieve success. “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” This question was asked to a predominantly female audience by Terri Savelle Foy. I sat in my seat pondering on that. I thought, I got to move along for there is so much to be done. I am still pondering and making moves daily! I’m 40!!! Life is short and quick!
For the bible mentions in Proverbs 29:18 (KJV), “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” We need vision to live and to live well.
Vision is tied to the word of God and that is why many people fail. They are not seeing what the Word of God says as it relates to the past, present and future. We must have a vision for the word. We gain vision the more we absorb His word.
Pray for VISION!
“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” I wonder if Moses thought about that for at 40 he left egypt! I feel like i left “Egypt” too in a way of the mind! For everything I learned up to this point I needed renewal!
Egypt is no more! Where is France?!? I am ready! Let’s get moving to the next groundwork! No time to waste, we have got to keep moving ahead!
Pray for VISION!
We can’t be bleary eyed Christians, with no hope, no strength, no focus and no direction…. We must know what our huge goals are and develop the tasks to get there.
I dislike when I take my glasses off. I can’t see a thing! Over the years the prescription has moved all the way to a -4.75 with contacts and -5.00 with glasses. Yeah that is strong! I don’t want it to get worse. But having such a reliance on vision correction does take it’s toll. If I have no vision support, I would not even be able to see clearly THINGS RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. That is the same way we are when we don’t use the Word of God as our source. We don’t realize the things in front of our faces that God is pointing out to us.
We miss all the warnings signs, all the red lights or all the green lights and we make decisions based only on what we see fit for us and not what is fit for the Kingdom. That is why it is so important to have a clear vision of what God wants for you and has for you. Vision is developed as you read His words for your life. Vision is developed through prayer and your time spent in His presence. Vision is developed as you continue to fellowship among believers in a strong bible based church. Vision is developed through fasting. Vision is developed through practice.
You have to have an idea. Don’t live life bleary or blindly. There is a full plan for you. Once you have that vision–you will not be moved. You will be settled and established as the word defines [Psalm 119:89 and Psalm 139].
And finally – certainly we have heard this, “Write the vision down!”
Then the Lord answered me and said:
Write the vision and make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.”
Habakkuk 2:2 (NKJV)
And then God answered:
“Write this. 
Write what you see.
Write it out in big block letters
    so that it can be read on the run.”
Habakkuk 2:2 (MSG)

Moses went through 12 decades with a consistent and healthy vision. He never lost his sight. He never lost his strength. Every 40 years…there was more. I believe that to be the case for my own life and I believe that for YOU! Don’t be bleary eyed when it comes to your future. Make that determination and have that settled in your mind every day that your future IS decided. Be the dreamer that became the doer that became the reality!
Pray for VISION!

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor. We have been together for 25 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 17 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me.

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