The shifting of the clouds also brought about a shift in my soul. I began to ask myself why had the fiberglass hole taken up so much space in my mind? Why did I care so much about how I looked in shorts? Why were these holes taking over my life? How had the darkness of the holes taken over the beauty of the light?
The answer to all my questions became clear as I mindlessly reached for my phone. I had been passively scrolling down and actively soaking up the views and standards of this world.
I realized that as I spent more and more time on social media my focus began to to turn to myself, how I compared to the highlight reels and the things I thought I needed in life to be content. My inner light began to slowly fade and I found myself full of darkness.
Matthew 6:22-23 says, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
God used an ordinary moment to refocus my vision from the holes of discontentment to the beauty of the Holy God through His word.
During those times of darkness, God is faithful to restore our vision and light our path.
What if that hole of discontentment in your life is the window that God wants to shine His light through? Take a moment to think about what these holes are and ask God to light the path back to Him.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 (NIV)
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