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May 14, 2021 - Spiritual Glasses

[T]he only way to survive spiritually is to be determined to let God prevail in our lives, to learn to hear His voice, and to use our energy to help gather Israel.

President Russell M. Nelson, "Let God Prevail", General Conference, October 2020

AZ I re-read this talk, one word seemed to stick with me. That word is "myopic".

So what does it mean?

It means to be "near-sighted" or short-sighted. When I think of being near-sighted, I immediately think, of course, to going to get an eye exam for glasses to help correct my vision.

I need a tool to help me so that I can see longer distances. On my own, without this tool, namely these glasses, I cannot see clearly beyond 20 feet. I can't read the scores on sports game on the TV, or I can't read anything on a sign or billboard when I'm in the car, or I can't focus on faces in a crowd down a street.

I am also near-sighted when it comes to the gospel and truths that have been restored, I am near-sighted when it comes to God's Plan for His children. Without glasses, without a visual aid or tool, I cannot see clearly beyond what's directly in front of me. I am unproductive, even useless on my own.

Fortunately, God provides us with spiritual glasses. All we have to do is accept those glasses and then use them. These glasses encompass letting God prevail in our lives. How? By making Him the top priority in our daily endeavors. By studying and learning about Him and His Son. By helping those around us do the same, by loving them and ourselves.

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