What do you see this year?

If there’s any year to see better and clearer, it is this year—2020. When a person’s vision is perfect, eye doctors call it 20/20 vision. It is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet.

Vision is important. It determines how and what you see, and what you see determines what you get and where you go. Poor vision could limit the quality of life that one enjoys. It could determine how far you could even go in life. When vision is poor, you’ll live a very dependent life.

Now, while the eye of the body is great, the eye of the mind is even greater. Helen Keller, who was blind for most part of her life, was asked what could be worse than being blind; she responded: To have sight but no vision.

Helen was referring to the eye of the mind or heart. We have seen many visually impaired people like Helen go on to do great and wonderful things in life. What they lack in the physical, they compensated for in their mind.

This is my question to you: What do you see this year? Where do you see yourself? What do you see yourself accomplishing or achieving? If you can’t see it, you may not get it.

This is because what we see determines what we pursue. And if there’s no pursuit, life becomes dull and a drag. If there’s no pursuit, life becomes boring and frustrating. If we don’t see something ahead, there’s nothing to run after. There’s no energy to keep going. If there’s nothing to live for, there’s no motivation to keep living.

So friend, what do you see ahead of you this year? What have you set before yourself this year? What goal do you have in front of you? In case you don’t know, one month is down already, and another has started in earnest.

Sometimes we may need to clean stuff from our eyes in order to see clearly. Are there things preventing you from seeing clearly? It could be a relationship or friendship. It could be some activities that are not so productive. We may need to wipe tears away from our eyes to see clearly sometimes.

Here’s the good news: It’s never too late to dream for the year. We still have 10 months ahead. I pray you’ll have the courage to do whatever is necessary to see farther this year so you can go further.