The Line of Sight

The other day, a Facebook memory showed up on my timeline.  It was from about four years ago.  A precious photo of my baby Diamond, lying in the kitchen on the floor.  She wasn’t directly next to the table, but instead she was nearby but positioned to see clearly what was unfolding before her eyes.  If it weren’t for the large yellow and red box, I wouldn’t have a clue as to what we were eating that caught her attention.  I get it.  It was Bojangles, something I can no longer enjoy as a result of my surgery induced gluten allergy.  At any rate, like many lessons I’ve been afforded due to Diamond, I thought to myself, what is required for obtaining our blessing? One thing for sure is to be in the line of sight.

When we are in the line of sight, we have an unobstructed view.  If we consider this concept through a spiritual lens, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t distractions along the path, but instead our focus is so fixated on Jesus, that we refuse to be thrown off course.  Do you recall Peter walking on water? He was fine to align himself with such a miraculous feat until he took his eyes off of Jesus.  When we are faced with difficulty, we must set our gaze like flint and look to the hills for which cometh our help (Psalm 121:1-2).  We must be sight driven because we never know at what moment our desires may manifest.  As I considered the photo, its clear to me that Diamond desired the food we were eating.  Even though it does not yet appear that she was granted her desire, she didn’t abandon her post.  She remained with hope, just in case someone elected to share, so that she would be positioned accordingly.

What makes us abandon our dreams, our petitions, our desires before God? What disappointments feel so overwhelming that we give up, allowing someone else to receive what was ours, or better still, what God agreed that we should have? We serve a sovereign God, one who is prepared to change His mind at any time.  How might we continuously remain in His line of sight so that we are considered when it comes to the abundance being granted? We remain hopeful.  We remain faithful.  We worship.  We maintain relationship and communication.  When we remove ourselves out of the line of sight of God, we avail ourselves to being overcome by the distractions originally designed to condition us to rely upon Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).

We are experiencing a season whereby we must keep our eyes focused on our Creator.  Daily we are presented with other options, that may appear to be similar or in some cases, better, because perhaps their timing matches immediacy, and we detest waiting. Yet, waiting, though quite possibly frustrating enables us to build tenacity and a dependency upon God and not man.  As we wait upon the Lord, we remain in His line of sight, and not in a forgotten state.  God desires the best of us.  We are His workmanship.  We are His creation.  We are His children.  Why would He desire anything less?

Although I had my daughter young, I was a present parent.  I was not negligent.  After all, although she was being reared in the south, I’d grown up in the city and took safety seriously.  Whenever she desired to go outside, it was important to her to act independently.  She didn’t want me to watch her playing.  That was not going to happen.  I watched her, but often without her knowledge.  The same is true of our heavenly Father.  He’s watching, even when we don’t believe.  Even when we can’t feel it.  Even when there appears to be no evidence to support it.  We will forever be in his line of sight.


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