Eyes wide open

By Natalia Hatton | Blog

Jun 29

On Friday as I was sitting there in a lecture next to my friend I wrote the date down as May, instead of June.  That one little line summed up things well.  I do feel like I am chasing my tail at the moment and I don’t feel like I am doing well at any of the things on my plate as a result.

In those moments it is so easy to allow satan to whisper into your ear about your failings and how you are wrongly positioned and not making any positive impact.  But then the Holy Spirit gives you one little phrase ‘eyes wide open’ and all of a sudden those whispers are dulled and things come into perspective.

This year has been a rather big one.  It started with the launch of a second book and my taking on a new role at the in depth bible study I go to.  Added in of course are the various happenings in the business, things going on for those we love and our own health being knocked about to name a few things.  When you look at that and see how God has not only carried you through it but enabled you in spite of much, things shift.

How often we get bogged down and forget how BIG our God is!  We gloss over the big and small ways He is working, blessing and enabling.  If only we would walk through each day with our eyes wide open we would see our ever faithful God’s hand in it.

Just last week I was driving to see family as I was aware how I had dropped the ball on that front.  But instead of making it to the two destinations my car had a fit and it was not to be.  With eyes wide open I saw how God just allowed me to be scooped up and tended to.  The men at the garage did all the phoning and organising, my man dropped everything at work to come collect me and my people rallied in love and care for me.  And to top it off on collecting the car days later it was washed, that was the cherry on top.

How about you?   I don’t know what your year looks like to date, but I feel safe in assuming there are whispers to dull, that there are times you too need your eyes to be seeing things with the filter of God.  So will you ask God to help that lense you look through come into focus with His perspective? That you may see His hand at work in your situations and know God has got your back!

About the Author

Natalia has bravely written two books that show a road not often talked about … infertility. She is real and vulnerable in it. Yet you see how God can turn broken pieces of her life into something beautiful, where deep faith and rich growth are seen.

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