It’s been a while since my last eye exam so I don’t know if this is still how they test it, but as I walked into the opticians office to have my eyes tested, I walked right next to the chart with all the randomly sized letters and almost instinctively took a good look at the smallest ones.
As I then proceeded with the test and went through the letters I could see at that distance, I realised I could very much see almost all of them.
To this very day I still don’t know if that was simply because I have exceptionally good eyesight or because I had seen the letters before the test.
2Ti 3:16a All Scripture is God-breathed.
Somehow, knowing what something is supposed to look, feel, taste, sound or smell like helps you “sense” it a little easier.
Try it, look around you and find something you can’t read because it is just that little bit too far away. Now, have someone tell you what it says and look again.
Can you now see it maybe just that little bit better? Can you actually see some of the words now?
You’ll find more often than not, (and I just tried this with a friend), you can now make out and actually see more words than you did before.
I find this same principle can be applied to God’s voice.
You might not know what His voice sounds like, or feels like just yet, or you might be wanting to gain a little more clarity on what you have come to know is God’s voice.
I submit to you that reading and pondering His words (The Bible) will help you in this.
God will never contradict His Holy Bible, and luckily, no matter which version of it(The Holy Bible) you use, if you’re searching for Him (The One True God Jehovah), then it is His Spirit that will teach you His word and bring it to remembrance (John 14:26).
In saying all this the point I’m trying to make is this; Life can sometimes be like an Eye exam and to pass it you need to be able to discern what God is saying. It’s on the chart right in front of you but under various circumstances it can be hard to tell what it should read.
Let us endeavor to read and ponder God’s word a lot more, in order to pass (cheat) this exam (life) a little easier.