“Give me Your eyes for just one second, give me Your eyes so I can see everything that I keep missing, give me Your love for humanity. Give me Your heart for the broken hearted, the ones that are far beyond my reach; give me Your heart for the ones forgotten, give me Your eyes so I can see.”
This is the chorus of a fairly popular song, especially on Christian radio. Its called Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath. Since that song was released in July of 2008 I’ve sung that out to God countless times. I wanted to know how He saw things and people. Well it turns out that when you pray earnestly and sincerely with all faith, you get what you asked for. Sure, it might not be in the way you expected it to be answered, but God answers prayers. I am a firm believer in that.
I asked God for a different perspective. I wanted to see things from a better view. I don’t know when this started but I prayed. And prayed. And prayed. Just today I realized something.
“Holy Snapple…I don’t see things like everyone else…”
I’ve always kinda known that I’ve had a bit of a different view from other people but…wow. Ok, so usually God works in themes in my life. There are some themes that last a few months, sometimes He teaches me multiple lessons at once, and there’s also this ongoing theme thats more of a life theme, I don’t know how He works with the rest of y’all but this is what happens with me. The theme I’m at right now is beauty and perspective. I see beauty in everything. Seriously. I never really thought about it until now, that maybe not everyone sees the beauty in everything. Maybe not everyone can see the good in people. Maybe not everyone knows how to stop and smell the roses. (Sometimes even literally.)
Today I realized that some people don’t get it. Like, wow…How can they miss this? If there’s one thing you need to know about me is that I don’t hate a single person on this earth. Like, really hate. People annoy me (allllllll the time…..) and I get very upset with people, but in the end…I love them. (Just to be clear, I’m not bragging. We all have strengths and weaknesses. This happens to be a strength of mine. Though, it often feels like a burden.) When I see someone, I see who they really are and who they want to be and who they are on the inside when all their masks and faces are put down. I see them. But today I realized that not everyone sees like that. This boggles my mind. Like…how can you look at a person and talk bad about them? Intentionally talk bad about them. That’s something that God has allowed me to see differently. I’m not saying that this is how God sees things, because bro….I do not see things like He does. Like, no. But He has changed the way I see some things and its different to see how different my perspective is from others.
This is probably going to end up being a rant but hey, this is my blog. I do what I want. I’ve had a long day of thinking and such so I need to get my thoughts flowing in a line. But I really encourage you to ask God to change the way you see. Though I will warn you, be prepared to receive. That’s the problem a lot of people have, they ask God for something and then they’re not prepared when He gives it to them. Ask and be prepared. Also be prepared because when you ask God for something…its life changing. Especially with something like perspective. And be prepared for it to hurt sometimes.
I know I have a big heart. I think I get it from my mom a lot because every day I’m seeing how I turned out the way I did as she shows her tender heart. I love people. I really do. I care so much for people, which is probably why God is leading me to ministry. Yet sometimes I feel burdened with it. Because I get such bad aching from it. When other people hurt, I hurt. When people cry, I cry. Its hard. Don’t expect things to be all fun and games. Its serious stuff.
I don’t know where I was getting at with this post and a part of me wants to just go all over the place with topics but this post was pretty much just for me to sort through my thoughts. I’m trying to find a song to listen to that will help but so far I haven’t had any luck. But my challenge for you is to see people and things from a different perspective. Ask God to give you His eyes. See the beauty in everything. Because I guarantee you that something crazy will happen.