They say that hindsight is 20:20 vision. In other words, it’s easy to have a sound perspective when you reflect on what’s happened, but far more difficult when one looks ahead. I guess that in our humanness that is true, but it’s certainly not true of our God who stands outside of time. And so, at the dawn of the year 2020, I trust that as believers we can have 20:20 vision for the year ahead based on the word of God.
Last year we spent much time discovering the power of His word to act as a light to our path and a lamp to our feet, and the start of the year is such a sweet time to apply such principles.
Often in January, we’re faced with all manner of weighty decisions. Perhaps it’s financial – how to plan your budget, how to tackle debt, how to apply wisdom in generosity; or perhaps it’s relational – how to forgive when you’ve been wronged, how to repent when you’ve done the wronging, how to let go when that season is over. Whatever it is that you’re facing right now, the Word of God is your manual, it’s your map, it’s the tool that will give you 20:20 vision for the task before you.
I want to encourage you to make a commitment this year to seek out answers from God long before you seek the advice of man. Your heavenly Father is intimately interested and involved in even the smallest details of your life. Not only does He care, but He has perfect perspective, 20:20 vision.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”