I needed to leave for an appointment, so brought along a pair of eyeglasses and lens solution - just in case I needed it.
When I returned home, the lenses had to come out! Physically and emotionally, the haziness of the day wearied me. I mentally made plans to see an eye doctor.
Upon removing the lenses, I noticed an identical contact lens case in my cabinet. When I opened the case, I saw another pair of contact lenses - the new pair. I spent the entire day wearing an old pair of contact lenses! I now wonder why I held onto those old lenses - they no longer provided the vision I needed.
In this season of transformation, I recognize my tendency to hold onto the "old" just in case I need it later. In this case, it proved to be unwise and unhelpful. I do not need an eye doctor - I need to let go of the old and make good use of the new. "Waking or sleeping" - the presence of the Lord is my light. Oh for grace to see through His eyes.
When have you held onto that which needed to fall off in your life in order to make room for something new?But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. Luke 5:38