What would life be without our sight? Whether it is our jobs, families, friends, or the things we see in our world (both in person or in the media), what we see usually determines what we think about and, therefore, what matters most to us. However our eyes can deceive us and lead us down wrong paths. When we feel ourselves drifting down wrong paths, or just needing to draw closer to God, we often times choose to fast certain things from our lives. After all, denial of self in favor of faith has a way of drawing us closer to Jesus. But because our eyes determine so much of what we think about, what if we could fast our sight for a period of time to refocus on the things we cannot physically see? Paul instructed the Corinthians as such, saying, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” Our sight often deceives us but our faith never does, as you will never go wrong choosing faith over sight. Though we cannot make our eyes stop working for a period of time, we can purposefully choose to trust our faith instead of our sight when our gut tells us something is not right, something angers us, or something concerns us. Today, resolve to always choose faith over sight during the challenges of life.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV