21 Days of Seeking God – Day 14

By on 28/05/2017

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Tunnel Vision

By Sandra Purcell

 

Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 4:11-12

 

I recently woke up with a bad headache and walked around for the whole morning with a, “whoa is me attitude.”  After a couple of hours of self-inflicted misery, I sat down and opened my bible to 1 John 4:7-16 where the apostle John writes about God’s love for us and how we are to love one another.

 

My whole outlook changed within a matter of minutes and I no longer felt sorry for myself. I wasn’t even thinking about myself anymore because my heart felt lifted and encouraged because of God’s love for me.

 

God’s love is mind boggling.

 

It’s hard to understand why he chose to pour out his grace and mercy upon such imperfect, stubborn and rebellious people. But thankfully he does.

 

God loved us so much that he sent his son Jesus and as a sacrifice for our sins Jesus’ death on the cross made it possible for us to experience the full extent of God’s love.

 

However, this love isn’t given to us for our enjoyment alone. God pours his love into our lives so that we might share it with others.

 

Sometimes we have a severe case of tunnel vision. Tunnel vision from a medical standpoint, is the loss of peripheral vision – or side vision – which means we only see what is directly in front of us.

 

When I didn’t feel well, I’d lost all ability to see anyone else’s needs. My gaze was limited to me, myself and I.

 

Even though we might still have pain, our vision improves immediately after reading God’s word. He shows us that it’s impossible to love people when you can’t even see them. I just h

ave to stop focussing on myself.

 

When life gets you down and you feel your vision narrowing, spend a few minutes with God. Turn your attention to him, your peripheral vision will return, and you’ll be free to share Gods love with those around you.

 

PRAYER

Father, it’s so easy to get so wrapped up in my own life that I become oblivious to the needs of the people around me. Help me to humble myself so that I can share your life-changing love.

 

Father we make this prayer in the name of Jesus through the power of your Holy Spirit.

Amen

 

Sandra Purcell has been a staff member of the Catholic Guy for the past seven years. Sandra is on our Leadership Team, oversees Catholic Guy Sites and regularly communicates with people all over the world.


5 comments on “21 Days of Seeking God – Day 14

  1. “T” for “bus”! I do love this story, Bruce. Thank you! Hopefully it will keep me smiling all day. The innocence of little ones.

  2. Once again, I open an email from The Catholic Guy, not on a regular basis – it’s been a while – and here, once again, I experience a profound connection – at a moment when I truly am in need, this lesson is perfect. It’s like someone is reading my mind, seeing my life and reaching out for me – evidence that God loves me and has not forgotten me! Now it’s my turn… Thank you TCG!

  3. Thank you for bringing God and his words to our lives everyday. You have a gift Bruce and thank you for using this wonderful gift to bring joy, peace and love to the hearts of many needing it today through the use of God’s loving message. Mauricio Flores

  4. Simple innocence child like faith. Out of the mouth of babes he reveals his mysetry to little children children. Simple acceptance and curiosity that enjoys all the wondrous beauty of gods mystery in creation, in family, in the daily life happenings, the spirit just simple wors and is. Thank you bruce and the tcg team for sharing your faith, your love, your families and lives. May god bless each one of you abundantly.????????

  5. Thanku for praying sharing your love of family in prayer. Praying the rosary with you, brings back memories of sitting at my Grans feet with my cousins praying for healing of world issues, that have now come to pass in my lifetime. I treasured it then, but only now have the true revelation, of the power of loving generational prayer to Call to Christ, to come to help humanity. Thanku .

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