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Choose Your Glasses Carefully

WHAT KIND OF GLASSES DO YOU WEAR? I’M NOT REFERRING TO THE PAIR

THAT SET ON YOUR NOSE. WE ALL LOOK AT LIFE AND THE WORLD FROM A CERTAIN PERSPECTIVE. SO WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR LENS? ROSE? GREEN? YELLOW? RED? GRAY? MAYBE A COLOR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN?


IF YOU ARE THE ROSE-COLORED TYPE THEN EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES-OR THAT’S THE WAY IT APPEARS TO YOU. AN OPTIMISTIC PERSONALITY CAN BE A PLUS FOR MANY REASONS. YET IT CAN BE A SHORTCOMING WHEN YOU WON'T FACE REALITY HEAD ON. WHEN YOUR ROSE GLASSES HINDER YOU FROM SEEING THE CLIFF THAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO WALK OFF, THEN IT’S TOO LATE. THE BIBLE TELLS US LET HIM THAT THINKS HE STANDS TAKE HEED LEST HE FALL”. ICORINTHIANS10:12


WHAT ABOUT GREEN GLASSES? IF YOU’RE THE JEALOUS OR ENVIOUS TYPE

THEN YOU’RE WEARING THEM. YOUR THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE FILTERED THROUGH THESE EMOTIONS. THEY CAN COLOR (AFFECT) ALL THE RELATIONSHIPS IN YOUR LIFE. I CORINTHIANS 13 SAYS THAT LOVE DOESN’T ENVY. SO IF WE WANT TO ABIDE IN GOD WHO IS LOVE THEN WE MUST BE FREE OF ENVY. GOD LOVES US ALL EQUALLY AND HE IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS.


MAYBE YOU WALK AROUND SEEING THROUGH YELLOW COLORED GLASSES. YELLOW SYMBOLIZES COWARDICE OR FEARFULNESS. YOU MAY BE CONSTANTLY NERVOUS

OR YOU MAY WITHDRAW FROM PEOPLE AND CERTAIN SITUATIONS. POSSIBLY YOU WILL NOT TRY ANYTHING NEW BECAUSE OF FEAR OF FAILURE. II TIMOTHY 1:7 TEACHES US THAT GOD DIDN’T GIVE US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR BUT ONE OF LOVE, POWER AND A SOUND MIND. PSALM 27:1 ONE OF MY FAVORITE VERSES DECLARES, THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION: WHOM SHALL I FEAR THE LORD IS THE STRENGTH OF MY LIFE; OF WHOM SHALL I BE AFRAID?

PERHAPS RED IS THE COLOR YOU SEE MOST OFTEN. ARE YOU ANGRY ON A DAILY BASIS? DO YOU OFTEN THINK BAD THOUGHTS-CONJURING UP HOW YOU CAN GET “EVEN” WITH SOMEBODY? DO YOU ARGUE AND BICKER WITH FAMILY MEMBERS-USUALLY FOR NO GOOD REASON? THERE IS JUSTIFIABLE ANGER AND UNJUSTIFIABLE ANGER. EPHESIANS 4:26 READS, BE YE ANGRY AND SIN NOT, LET NOT THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR WRATH.



NOW WE COME TO THE MOST COMMON COLOR OF GLASSES- SHADES OF GRAY. THIS TYPE OF PERSON SEES THEIR WORLD AS A GLOOMY, DEPRESSING PLACE WHERE NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE OR GET BETTER FOR THEM. SINCE THEY DON’T HOPE FOR ANYTHING MORE THEN THEY’LL NEVER BE DISAPPOINTED AGAIN. IF YOU ARE THIS PERSON THEN YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD AND HE CAME TO GIVE LIFE AND GIVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.


MAYBE YOU’VE BEEN PURSUING HAPPINESS FOR A LIFETIME AND IT HAS MOSTLY ELUDED YOU. Happiness is fleeting. Joy has meaning. Happiness is fickle but joy endures. Happiness comes from circumstances. Joy comes from Jesus.


PSALM 16:11 THOU WILL SHOW ME THE PATH OF LIFE: IN THY PRESENCE IS FULLNESS OF JOY; AT THY RIGHT HAND THERE ARE PLEASURES FOR EVERMORE.


THOSE WHO SEEK ANOTHER COUNTRY BEYOND THIS WORLD WEAR GLASSES COLORED WITH FAITH. THEY CAN PEER INTO ETERNITY AND WALK CONFIDENTLY TOWARD THEIR NEW HOME- WHERE THEY BELONG.


The preceding blog post is an excerpt from my published paperback and e-book bible study guide "Creator to King of Kings". Check it out here


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Sep 03, 2023
Rated 3 out of 5 stars.

good message but this might be over dramatic. 'WHEN YOUR ROSE GLASSES HINDER YOU FROM SEEING THE CLIFF THAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO WALK OFF '

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