Not long after I got saved, I read Matthew 7:7-8…
…and I asked for my eyesight to be restored.
You see, my prescription has been very strong since I was a second grader in elementary school. I went through several pair of glasses a year for a while as my eyesight quickly changed, and then in middle school I had hard contacts, and then soft ones when they came out, and now I wear both except these glasses are progressives because I need bifocal lenses. I longed to have 20/20 vision instead of 20/400 and I knew God performs miracles every day so on this particular day I prayed and asked Him to restore my eyes. I didn’t want to have to wear corrective lenses any more. I was very sincere and expectant.
Later that same day I went out to do some errands and was just sitting at the stop light thinking when I looked across the street to see a young man with a long white cane push the button for the crossing light to change. I intently watched as he crossed six traffic lanes using his cane for guidance and the main thing that stood out like a beacon of light shot straight to my soul, was his huge smile. This blind man was happy! I was immediately convicted of my selfishness and knew I had just received in no uncertain terms, God’s answer to my prayer. It was “NO. You need to learn about gratitude and contentment now”.
I looked up and said “Thank you, God….I get it”! No more grumbling about glasses and contacts and being “blind” when I wake up in the morning because…
1 Thessalonians 5:18