Hebrews 11:1 says Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
We all have heard the phrase “tunnel vision” so what does it means? Tunnel is the loss of peripheral vision with retention of central vision, resulting in a constricted circular tunnel-like field of vision.
I often wonder if we happen to have tunnel vision ourselves when it comes to faith. We know that the bible speaks about us having faith in God. When you look through a tunnel of anything in life what do you see? One rarely goes out of the tunnel to see the entire view of what is on the other side does one? No, because when we see a tunnel we are afraid of what might be on the other side of that tunnel.
It’s fear that keeps us from taking those steps to see what is past the first step in which we took. For some of us this is how our faith really looks like, we are afraid to go through the tunnel we are scared to look out at the end of the tunnel and the reason that is so is because we lack trust in God.
See, we have made our own minds up as to what we want for our lives and not what God has for us. We aren’t ready or prepared to give God total control over our lives. We think we know what is best. For example, you might want to live in Nebraska and God is saying I want you to move to Philadelphia. But often times what we are thinking is why would I want to go there when I have so much here going on? Why can’t I do what God wants me to do here? Or perhaps God is saying I want you to teach a Sunday School class and your saying I don’t like teaching, I can’t get up early on Sunday’s.
If we are honest with ourselves, we will see that we all have some sort of tunnel vision when it comes to our faith. For our entire lives all we have gone by was what we can see and if we can’t see it then we don’t believe. Then we see in scripture that God tells us that we have to believe without seeing, this goes totally against what we know. I challenge you today that no matter what is going on in your life, don’t have tunnel vision. God is trying to get us pass what we can see with the natural eyes, He is wanting us to see with our spiritual eyes. AMEN